Sophocles I

Sophocles I
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780226311531
Available:
Release: 2013-04-19
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

The Complete Greek Tragedies Sophocles I Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Antigone

The Complete Greek Tragedies  Sophocles I  Oedipus the King  Oedipus at Colonus  Antigone
Author: David Grene,Richmond Lattimore
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005005975
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Release: 1942
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sophocles Oedipus the King

Sophocles  Oedipus the King
Author: David Kovacs
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780192597106
Available:
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Sophocles  Routledge Revivals
Author: Roger Dawe
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781317749509
Available:
Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Sophocles

Sophocles
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 329
ISBN: NLI:3181836-40
Available:
Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sophocles I

Sophocles I
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0226311511
Available:
Release: 2013-04-19
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

Sophocles

Sophocles
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780856687662
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Aris & Phillips
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Following the volume of six fragementary Sophoclean tragedies published in this series in 2006, Alan Sommerstein and Thomas Talboy now present seven more. The volume includes the text and translation of all the surviving fragements (and of a selection of other texts that give us information about these plays), with full commentary and an introduction to each play discussing, among other things, the development of the myth and the likely content of the play so far as it can be reconstructed"--Publisher's description, back cover of vol. 2.

Sophocles Fragments

Sophocles  Fragments
Author: Euripides,Sophocles,Hugh (Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek Lloyd-Jones, Oxford University)
Pages: 434
ISBN: 0674995325
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 363
ISBN: NYPL:33433082192968
Available:
Release: 1832
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sophocles

Sophocles
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:5346018
Available:
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sophocles I

Sophocles I
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0226311503
Available:
Release: 2013-04-19
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

Sophocles Electra

Sophocles  Electra
Author: Hanna M. Roisman
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780190053604
Available:
Release: 2020-01-23
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sophocles' Electra is a riveting play with a long and varied reception. Its nuanced treatment of matricidal revenge with all the questions it raises; its compelling depictions of the idealistic, long -grieving, rebellious Electra; her compliant sister; her brother; and her mother; and its superb poetry have all contributed to making this one of Sophocles' most admired plays, as have the moral issues it raises and its political reverberations. In recent decades it has been repeatedly translated, adapted, and produced, sometimes on its own, sometimes in combination with selections from Aeschylus' Libation Bearers and (more often) Euripides' Electra. While the play certainly stands on its own in any language, reading it in the original Greek adds immense value. A commentary on the Greek text would enrich its reading by elucidating the words and world of the ancient language for those who are reading it more than twenty- five hundred years after the play was written. Such a commentary would also contribute to our understanding of other ancient Greek texts, not necessarily because they use the same words in the same way, but by providing information for contrast, comparison, and clarification. This commentary includes an introduction, text and notes, an abbreviations list, a stylistic & metrical terminology list, an appendix of recurrent words, and, a list of irregular verbs and their principal parts.

Sophocles Ajax

Sophocles  Ajax
Author: A. F. Garvie
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9781800346642
Available:
Release: 1998-01-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Sophocles Jebb

Sophocles    Jebb
Author: Chris Stray
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781913701017
Available:
Release: 2020-05-31
Editor: Cambridge Philological Society
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Sophocles Oedipus the King

Sophocles   Oedipus the King
Author: Sean Sheehan
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781441152855
Available:
Release: 2012-03-08
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Described as the Mona Lisa of literature and the world's first detective story, Sophocles' Oedipus the King is a major text from the ancient Greek world and an iconic work of world literature. Aristotle's favourite play, lauded by him as the exemplary Athenian tragedy, Oedipus the King has retained its power both on and off the stage. Before Freud's famous interpretation of the play - an appropriation, some might say - Hölderlin and Nietzsche recognised its unique qualities. Its literary worth is undiminished, philosophers revel in its probing into issues of freedom and necessity and Lacan has ensured its vital significance for post-Freudian psychoanalysis. This Reader's Guide begins with Oedipus as a figure from Greek mythology before focusing on fifth-century Athenian tragedy and the meaning of the drama as it develops scene by scene on the stage. The book covers the afterlife of the play in depth and provides a comprehensive guide to further reading for students.

The Fragments of Sophocles

The Fragments of Sophocles
Author: Richard Claverhouse Jebb,W. G. Headlam,A. C. Pearson
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781108009881
Available:
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third volume of Jebb's edition of the fragments of Sophocles, completed after his death by Headlam and Pearson and published in 1917, contains addenda and corrigenda, fragments of uncertain plays, doubtful and spurious fragments, and two indices.

The Tragedies of Sophocles

The Tragedies of Sophocles
Author: Sophocles,Thomas Mitchell
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCBK:C003343068
Available:
Release: 1844
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Fragments of Sophocles

The Fragments of Sophocles
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: CUP Archive
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles
Author: Paul Woodruff
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780190669478
Available:
Release: 2018-07-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Oedipus presents ceaseless paradoxes that have fascinated readers for centuries. He is proud of his intellect, but he does not know himself and succumbs easily to self-deceptions. As a ruler he expresses the greatest good will toward his people, but as an exile he will do nothing to save them from their enemies. Faced with a damning prophecy, he tries to take destiny into his own hands and fails. Realizing this, he struggles at the end of his life for a serenity that seems to elude him. In his last misery, he is said to illustrate the tragic lament that it is better not to be born, or, once born, better to die young than to live into old age. Such are the themes a set of powerful thinkers take on in this volume-self-knowledge, self-deception, destiny, the value of a human life. There are depths to the Oedipus tragedies that only philosophers can plumb; readers who know the plays will be startled by what they find in this volume. There is nothing in literature to compare with the Oedipus plays of Sophocles that let us see the same basic myth through different lenses. The first play was the product of a poet in vibrant late middle age, the second of a man who was probably in his eighties, with the vision of a very old poet still at the height of his powers. In the volume's introduciton, Paul Woodruff provides historical backdrop to Sophocles and the plays, and connections to the contributions by philosophers and classicists that follow.

Oedipus Coloneus of Sophocles with notes critical and explanatory adapted to the use of schools and universities by T Mitchell

Oedipus Coloneus of Sophocles with notes critical and explanatory adapted to the use of schools and universities by T  Mitchell
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB10234163
Available:
Release: 1841
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: