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Sophocles II: Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus (Loeb Classical Library 21)

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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.

Synopsis:

Sophocles (497/6-406 BCE), considered one of the world's greatest poets, forged tragedy from the heroic excess of myth and legend. Seven complete plays are extant, including Oedipus Tyrannus, Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. Among many fragments that also survive is a substantial portion of the satyr drama The Searchers.

Synopsis:

Hugh Lloyd-Jones gives us a new translation of the seven surviving plays of Sophocles. The facing Greek is the corrected version of the Oxford Classical Text edited by Hugh Lloyd-Jones and Nigel Wilson (1990). Volume II contains "Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Philoctetes," and "The Women of Trachis."

About the Author

Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek, <>Oxford, Hugh Lloyd-Joneswas knighted in 1989.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Sigla

The Orator's Education

Book Nine

Introduction

Text and Translation


Book Ten

Introduction Text and Translation

Index of Proper Names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674995581
Author:
Lloyd-Jones, Hugh
Author:
Sophocles
Author:
d-Jones, Hugh
Author:
Lloy
Author:
Sophocles, E. A.
Author:
Southern, Richard W.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. ;
Subject:
Relations
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
82
Publication Date:
January 1994
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Sophocles (497/6-406 BCE), considered one of the world's greatest poets, forged tragedy from the heroic excess of myth and legend. Seven complete plays are extant, including Oedipus Tyrannus, Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. Among many fragments that also survive is a substantial portion of the satyr drama The Searchers.
"Synopsis" by , Hugh Lloyd-Jones gives us a new translation of the seven surviving plays of Sophocles. The facing Greek is the corrected version of the Oxford Classical Text edited by Hugh Lloyd-Jones and Nigel Wilson (1990). Volume II contains "Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Philoctetes," and "The Women of Trachis."
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