Sophocles

Sophocles Fragments

Sophocles Fragments

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 : Drama
Author : Euripides
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 434 Pages
ISBN : 0674995325


Sophocles

Sophocles

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Author : Sophocles
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Release : 1894
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105013499277


Sophocles Ajax

Sophocles Ajax

Ajax, perhaps the earliest surviving tragedy of Sophocles, presents the downfall and disgrace of a great hero whose suicide leads to his rehabilitation through the enlightened magnanimity of one of his enemies.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : A. F. Garvie
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Release : 1998-01-02
Total Pages : 266 Pages
ISBN : 9781800346642


Sophocles

Sophocles

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Genre : Greek drama (Tragedy)
Author : Hugh Lloyd-Jones
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 146 Pages
ISBN : 3525252005


The Plays Of Sophocles

The Plays Of Sophocles

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.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : A. F. Garvie
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2016-10-06
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781474233361


Sophocles Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Sophocles Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

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 : Literary Criticism
Author : Oxford University Press
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2010-05-01
Total Pages : 34 Pages
ISBN : 019980317X


Sophocles And The Greek Language

Sophocles And The Greek Language

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 : Literary Criticism
Author : Albert Rijksbaron
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2005-11-29
Total Pages : 286 Pages
ISBN : 9789047417422


Sophocles Oedipus The King

Sophocles Oedipus The King

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.

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


Sophocles Oedipus At Colonus

Sophocles Oedipus At Colonus

In his final play, Sophocles returns to the ever-popular character of Oedipus, the blind outcast of Thebes, the ultimate symbol of human reversal, whose fall he had so memorably treated in the 'Oedipus Tyrannus'. In this play, Sophocles brings the aged Oedipus to Athens, where he seeks succour and finds refuge, despite the threatening arrival of his kinsman Creon, who tries to tempt and then force the old man back under Theban control. Oedipus' resistance shows a fierceness in no way dimmed by incapacity, but he also refuses to aid his repentant son, Polyneices, in his coming attack on Thebes, manifesting once more the passion and harshness which mark his character so thoroughly. His mysterious death at the end of the play, witnessed only by Theseus himself, seems the sole fitting end for such an exceptional and problematic figure, transforming Oedipus into one of the 'powerful dead' whose beneficence towards Athens heralds a positive future for the city. This useful companion provides background, context, a synopsis and detailed analysis of the play.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Adrian Kelly
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-10-10
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781472519726


Oedipus Rex Sophocles

Oedipus Rex Sophocles

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

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Genre : Electronic books
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : 9781438114101