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Here, for the first time in English, is celebrated French classicist Jacques Jouanna's magisterial account of the life and work of Sophocles. Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's greatest age, the fifth century. Sophocles was the commanding figure of his day. The author of Oedipus Rex and Antigone, he was not only the leading dramatist but also a distinguished politician, military commander, and religious figure. And yet the evidence about his life has, until now, been fragmentary. Reconstructing a lost literary world, Jouanna has finally assembled all the available information, culled from inscriptions, archaeological evidence, and later sources. He also offers a huge range of new interpretations, from his emphasis on the significance of Sophocles' political and military offices (previously often seen as honorary) to his analysis of Sophocles' plays in the mythic and literary context of fifth-century drama. Written for scholars, students, and general readers, this book will interest anyone who wants to know more about Greek drama in general and Sophocles in particular. With an extensive bibliography and useful summaries not only of Sophocles' extant plays but also, uniquely, of the fragments of plays that have been partially lost, it will be a standard reference in classical studies for years to come.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Jacques Jouanna
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Book : 2018-08-14
Download Book : 892 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780691172071


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A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Sophocle
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 1999-09-09
Download Book : 366 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0521337011


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Genre Book : Greek drama (Tragedy)
Author Book : Sophocles
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Release Book : 1871
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : OXFORD:N12136982


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Genre Book : English drama
Author Book : David Grene
Publisher :
Release Book : 1959
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105003277550


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A series of interconnected studies which analyze the seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : R. P. Winnington-Ingram
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 1980-02-28
Download Book : 346 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0521296846


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Sophocles with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm - but who also has more than ordinary pride and self-assurance. These qualities combine to lead to a tragic end. -- Jacket.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Euripides
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Book : 1994
Download Book : 434 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0674995325


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A collection of eight critical essays on the classical tragedy, arranged in the chronological order of their original publication.

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Genre Book : Electronic books
Author Book : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 254 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781438114101


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This volume offers an overview of the ways in which Sophocles' use of the Greek language is currently being studied. The book is divided into three sections, which deal with aspects of diction, syntax, and pragmatics.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Irene J. F. De Jong
Publisher : BRILL
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 267 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9789004147522


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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Oxford University Press
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2010-05-01
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ISBN-10 : 019980317X


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Sophocles (497/6-406 BCE), with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm--but who also has more than ordinary pride and self-assurance. These qualities combine to lead to a tragic end. Hugh Lloyd-Jones gives us, in two volumes, a new translation of the seven surviving plays. Volume I contains Oedipus Tyrannus (which tells the famous Oedipus story), Ajax (a heroic tragedy of wounded self-esteem), and Electra (the story of siblings who seek revenge on their mother and her lover for killing their father). Volume II contains Oedipus at Colonus (the climax of the fallen hero's life), Antigone (a conflict between public authority and an individual woman's conscience), The Women of Trachis (a fatal attempt by Heracles' wife to regain her husband's love), and Philoctetes (Odysseus's intrigue to bring an unwilling hero to the Trojan War). Of his other plays, only fragments remain; but from these much can be learned about Sophocles' language and dramatic art. The major fragments--ranging in length from two lines to a very substantial portion of the satyr play The Searchers--are collected in Volume III of this edition. In prefatory notes Lloyd-Jones provides frameworks for the fragments of known plays.

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Genre Book : Literary Collections
Author Book : Sophocles
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Book : 1994
Download Book : 599 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0674995570