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Electra and Other Plays : Electra, Ajax, Women of Trachis, Philoctetes (08 Edition)by Sophocles
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Four seminal tragedies by the master Greek dramatist, in sparkling new translations
Of the more than one hundred plays Sophocles wrote over the course of his long life, only seven survive. This volume collects four of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother?s lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of power and weakness vis-àvis the fall of the great hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and error of Heracles?s deserted wife, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the conflict between physical force and moral strength.
About the Author
Sophocles (496 BC406 BC) wrote more than a hundred plays for the Athenian theater, including Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus. His life spanned the rise and decline of the Athenian Empire. David Raeburn is a lecturer in classics at Oxford and the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of Ovi‛s Metamorphoses. Pat Easterling is a former Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge.
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