Sophocles I Book

Sophocles I

  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-19
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226311531

Sophocles I Excerpt :

Sophocles I contains the plays “Antigone,” translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff; “Oedipus the King,” translated by David Grene; and “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these fou

Sophocles  Oedipus the King Book

Sophocles Oedipus the King

  • Author : David Kovacs
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192597113

Sophocles Oedipus the King Excerpt :

Oedipus the King is the best-known play we have from the pen of Sophocles and was recognized as a masterpiece in Aristotle's Poetics, which cites the play more often than any other as an example of how to write tragedy. The principal character is the king of a city ravaged by a mysterious plague, who consults Apollo at Delphi and is told that the plague will end only when those who killed the previous king, Laius, are found and punished. He launches an investigation, in the course of which he learns not only that he is himself the killer, but that Laius was his father and Laius' widow, whom he married, his own mother. As a result of this revelation Oedipus changes from being a respected king and conscientious investigator into a polluted and self-blinded outcast. This volume presents a highly-polished English verse translation of Sophocles' powerful play which renders both the beauty of his language and the horror of the events being dramatized. A detailed introduction and notes clearly elucidate how the plot is constructed and the meaning this construction implies, as well as how Sophocles ably concealed the fact that his characters act in ways which differ from what we expect in real life. It also addresses influential misinterpretations, thereby offering an accessible and authoritative introduction to the play that will be of benefit to a wide range of readers.

Sophocles  Routledge Revivals  Book

Sophocles Routledge Revivals

  • Author : Roger Dawe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317749509

Sophocles Routledge Revivals Excerpt :

Sophocles: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1996, contains a diverse collection of reflection, ranging from the 16th century to the 20th, on one of the three great Attic tragedians, the author of perhaps the most famous play of all time. With the entire notion of ‘Western culture’ under duress, the need to establish continuity from antiquity to modernity is as pressing as ever. Each essay, selected by Professor Dawe, explores a theme or concept derived from the tragic vision of the Sophoclean universe which is still of relevance today. An enormous range of topics is investigated, in a variety of modes and styles: the linguistic challenges of translation, the psychology of Sigmund Freud, Enlightenment critiques, the history of performance conventions, dramatic structure and technique, and issues facing the modern director. Overall, Professor Dawe offers a staggering selection of responses, which cumulatively demonstrate the continuing importance and fascination of Sophocles’ legacy.

Oedipus the King Book

Oedipus the King

  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 0353264105

Oedipus the King Excerpt :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Sophocles Book


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1885
  • Genre: Greek drama
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : NLI:3181836-20

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Sophocles    Jebb Book

Sophocles Jebb

  • Author : Chris Stray
  • Publisher : Cambridge Philological Society
  • Release Date : 2020-05-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781913701017

Sophocles Jebb Excerpt :

Sir Richard Jebb (1841–1905) was the most celebrated classical scholar in late Victorian Britain: his edition of Sophocles, which remains a classic, brought him a knighthood. Professor of Greek at Cambridge from 1889, and MP for the University from 1891 until his death, Jebb became a national spokesman for the humanities. “Sophocles’ Jebb” charts his career through 275 newly discovered letters, presented here with introductions and full annotation. By allowing Jebb and his contemporaries to speak in their own words, it enables a significant reassessment of a key cultural figure of late Victorian Britain and sheds fresh light on public and academic debate of the time. The volume ends with a new, comprehensive list of Jebb’s publications.

The Theban Plays Book
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The Theban Plays

  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1973-04-26
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141905648

The Theban Plays Excerpt :

King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty The legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful trilogy about humanity's struggle against fate. King Oedipus is the devastating portrayal of a ruler who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realize he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Oedipus at Colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while Antigone depicts the fall of the next generation, through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident of his own authority. Translated with an Introduction by E. F. WATLING

The Electra of Sophocles Book

The Electra of Sophocles

  • Author : Gilbert A. Davies
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107429154

The Electra of Sophocles Excerpt :

This book contains the ancient Greek text of Sophocles' Electra, accompanied by detailed notes abridged from the commentary by Sir Richard Jebb.

OEdipus Tyrannus Book

OEdipus Tyrannus

  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-08-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 064927069X

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