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Sophocles

Sophocles
  • Author : Jacques Jouanna
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-14
  • Total pages :892
  • ISBN : 9780691172071
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Summary : 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.

The Complete Plays of Sophocles

The Complete Plays of Sophocles
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :261
  • ISBN : UVA:X002575242
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Summary : Collects seven ancient Greek plays about mythological figures such as Oedipus, Antigone, Electra, and Ajax

Sophocles' Antigone

Sophocles' Antigone
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :28
  • ISBN : 0892366370
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Summary : A retelling of the Greek drama in which King Creon of Thebes refuses to allow the burial of his nephew, whom he has declared a traitor and whose sister, Antigone, is betrothed to Creon's son.

Sophocles

Sophocles
  • Author : Sophocles,Paul Roche
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :440
  • ISBN : 0451531531
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Summary : Collects the full texts of Sophocles' seven ancient Greek plays, including updated translations of "Oedipus the King," "Antigone," and "The Women of Trachis," as well as stage directions and prefaces to each play.

Sophocles: Four Tragedies

Sophocles: Four Tragedies
  • Author : Sophocles,Oliver Taplin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :341
  • ISBN : 9780199286232
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Summary : Sophocles stands as one of the greatest dramatists of all time, influencing a vast array of artists and thinkers over the centuries. Disturbing and unrelenting, his tragedies portray what Matthew Arnold referred to as 'the turbid ebb and flow of human misery', allowing the audience to stand on the verge of the abyss and confront the waste and disorder of human existence. The heroic myths reinterpreted in the plays locate them within a world in which the extremes of human emotion in its darkest hours can be freely explored. It is, however, the creativity of Sophocles' plays which prevents them from descending into unbridled chaos or despair. The unflinching engagement with heartrending suffering reveals strengths held within the carefully crafted poetry, lyricism, and movement. There is, as Taplin writes, 'no blinking, no evasion, no palliative. ... Out of apparently meaningless suffering comes meaning and form.' This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics. Each play is accompanied by an introduction and substantial notes on points of fact and interpretation, drawing on the translator's many years of lecturing on Sophocles at the University of Oxford. Oedipus the King, often regarded as the archetypal tragedy, follows Oedipus, the 'man of sorrow', who has unwittingly chosen to enact his prophesied course by murdering his father and marrying his mother. Aias (or Ajax) tells the story of the warrior whose larger-than-life greatness brings him to harrowing humiliation and then to honourable burial. Philoctetes sees a once-noble hero, nursing his resentment during ten years in marooned isolation, eventually restored to glory at Troy. Oedipus at Colonus depicts the blind Oedipus towards the end of his life wandering as a beggar, but rewarded finally with revenge and a sublime death.

Fabulae

Fabulae
  • Author : Sophocle,Sophocles,Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990-06-14
  • Total pages :431
  • ISBN : 0198145772
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Summary : This new Oxford Classical Text of Sophocles is the product of many years of close collaboration between the two editors. Most of the major difficulties of text and interpretation have been discussed in graduate seminars held in Oxford. The evidence of the manuscript tradition has been carefully assessed, and the results of one important discovery have been exploited for the first time. It has also been possible to take account of many little-known or forgotten conjectures, mostly due to critics of the nineteenth century, and some of these have been adopted or given a place in the apparatus criticus. A number of other conjectures are correctly attributed for the first time, and in a few passages the editors have ventured to offer proposals of their own.

The Complete Sophocles

The Complete Sophocles
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :430
  • ISBN : 9780195387827
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Summary : Herbert Golder also served as General Editor. --Book Jacket.

A Companion to Sophocles

A Companion to Sophocles
  • Author : Kirk Ormand
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-06-02
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 9781119025535
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Summary : A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

Oedipus Rex - Sophocles
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9781438114101
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Summary : A collection of eight critical essays on the classical tragedy, arranged in the chronological order of their original publication.

The Plays of Sophocles

The Plays of Sophocles
  • Author : A. F. Garvie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-06
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9781474233361
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Summary : The emphasis throughout this book, ideal for sixth form and early university students, is on Sophocles' tragic thinking, on the concept of the 'Sophoclean hero', and on the dramatic structure of the plays. The seven extant plays, Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus are assessed and a brief concluding chapter draws together what has been said in the seven studies. This second edition has been revised fully, with an updated further reading list and more detailed information on the chorus and staging of the plays. The aim of the book is to help readers to understand why Sophocles is still worth reading, or going to see in the theatre, in the 21st century, and to show how far Sophoclean scholarship has moved in recent decades from the once prevalent view that he was a pious religious conformist who had nothing very profound or original to say, but who said it very beautifully. The volume is a companion to The Plays of Euripides (by James Morwood) and The Plays of Aeschylus (by Alex Garvie) also available in second editions from Bloomsbury. A further essential guide to the themes and context of ancient Greek tragedy may be found in Laura Swift's new introductory volume, Greek Tragedy.

Sophocles: Antigone

Sophocles: Antigone
  • Author : Sophocle,Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-09-09
  • Total pages :366
  • ISBN : 0521337011
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Summary : A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.

Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :54
  • ISBN : 9780486268774
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Summary : One of the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Catastrophe ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies impact of agonizing events. Sophocles' finest play, Oedipus Rex ranks as a towering landmark of Western drama. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Sophocles: Fragments

Sophocles: Fragments
  • Author : Euripides,Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :434
  • ISBN : 0674995325
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Summary : 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.

Sophocles

Sophocles
  • Author : Sophocles,Richard Claverhouse Jebb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1894
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105013499277
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Sophocles: An Interpretation

Sophocles: An Interpretation
  • Author : R. P. Winnington-Ingram,Sophocles,Evangelinus Apostolides Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1980-02-28
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 0521296846
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Summary : A series of interconnected studies which analyze the seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles.

Sophocles: Electra

Sophocles: Electra
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1973-03-08
  • Total pages :255
  • ISBN : 0521097967
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Summary : Presents the play as a subtle study in revenge in which the meaning depends of the continuous use of dramatic irony.

Antigone

Antigone
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : 9781580493888
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Summary : To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles? classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play. Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were more than two thousand years ago. Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.

Oedipus Tyrannus

Oedipus Tyrannus
  • Author : Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 0872204928
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Summary : Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features foot-of-the-page notes, an introduction, stage directions and a translation characterised by clarity, accuracy, and power.

Sophocles: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Sophocles: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
  • Author : Oxford University Press
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-05-01
  • Total pages :34
  • ISBN : 019980317X
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Summary : 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.

Sophocles' Tragic World

Sophocles' Tragic World
  • Author : Charles Segal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-06-30
  • Total pages :290
  • ISBN : 9780674043428
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Summary : Much has been written about the heroic figures of Sophocles' powerful dramas. Now Charles Segal focuses our attention not on individual heroes and heroines, but on the world that inspired and motivated their actions--a universe of family, city, nature, and the supernatural. He shows how these ancient masterpieces offer insight into the abiding question of tragedy: how one can make sense of a world that involves so much apparently meaningless violence and suffering. In a series of engagingly written interconnected essays, Segal studies five of Sophocles' seven extant plays: Ajax, Oedipus Tyrannus, Philoctetes, Antigone, and the often neglected Trachinian Women. He examines the language and structure of the plays from several interpretive perspectives, drawing both on traditional philological analysis and on current literary and cultural theory. He pays particular attention to the mythic and ritual backgrounds of the plays, noting Sophocles' reinterpretation of the ancient myths. His delineation of the heroes and their tragedies encompasses their relations with city and family, conflicts between men and women, defiance of social institutions, and the interaction of society, nature, and the gods. Segal's analysis sheds new light on Sophocles' plays--among the most widely read works of classical literature--and on their implications for Greek views on the gods, moral life, and sexuality. Table of Contents: Preface Introduction Drama and Perspective in Ajax Myth, Poetry, and Heroic Values in the Trachinian Women Time, Oracles, and Marriage in the Trachinian Women Philoctetes and the Imperishable Piety Lament and Closure in Antigone Time and Knowledge in the Tragedy of Oedipus Freud, Language, and the Unconscious The Gods and the Chorus: Zeus in Oedipus Tyrannus Earth in Oedipus Tyrannus Abbreviations Notes Index Reviews of this book: "Sophocles' Tragic World is...a lucidly written work of great theoretical sophistication and learning, offering many new insights into the fundamental meaning of the plays." DD--Victor Bers, Bryn Mawr Classical Review "[Segal] refutes reductionist attempts to derive from a Sophoclean tragedy a unitary moral or message. The dramas, Segal argues, present insoluble dilemmas that require the audience to engage with the situations the characters face, the choices the characters make, and the consequences of those choices...This book will be of interest to anyone who wants a fuller appreciation of Sophocles' dramatic art." DD--Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, New England Classical Journal "Segal's strengths as a critic are sensitivity to detail, breadth of cultural reference, and open-mindedness; these qualities make his writing rich...This is a book which could enhance any reader's understanding of Sophocles." DD--Greece and Rome "A fine collection of nine essays...A richly rewarding collection amply illustrated with specific detailed reference to the texts that one always tries to inculcate in one's pupils: for them, this will be invaluable." DD--Jim Neville, JACT Review "Sophocles' Tragic World is an organized collection of nine essays (plus introduction) on five plays, Ajax, Trachiniae, Philoctetes, Antigone, and--especially--OT, to which four of the chapters are devoted. The introduction and three of the essays (one on Ant., two on OT) are new; the others are revisions of published articles, dating originally from 1976 to 1993. For several decades now, [Segal] has been so articulate about Greek tragedy, and so productive in his articulations, that one has acquired an unusually sharp sense...of the changing shape and direction that his readings have taken over the years." DD--M.S. Silk, Classical Review "Charles Segal has written a superb critical study of five of the seven extant plays by Sophocles...Segal's analytical interests go beyond the usual discussion of the nature of heroic greatness of tragic stature. He is principally concerned with the 'tragic world' which Sophocles depicts...Segal writes in a lucid, jargon-free prose that is also dramaturgy of the highest order...Segal's strength as a critic issues directly from a wide-ranging sensitivity to the epic tradition and a nuanced awareness of the dramatic use of temporal shifts and poetic displacements. Segal's terrific, lucid book should also be required reading for anyone interested in the tragic stature of women in Greek tragedy. His complex thinking on the subject gives justice to the basic intractability of Sophocles's views on the nature of feminine sensibility." DD--Randy Gener, New York Theatre Wire "This work includes five previously published essays and four new essays. Once more, Segal brings his considerable scholarship to bear on the plays of Sophocles, addressing five of the seven extant tragedies." DD--Choice

Sophocles: The Plays and Fragments

Sophocles: The Plays and Fragments
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1896
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : MSU:31293007681541
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