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Sophocles’ Antigone ranks with his Oedipus Rex as one of world literature’s most compelling dramas. The action is taut, and the characters embody universal tensions: the conflict of youth with age, male with female, the state with the family. Plot and character come wrapped in exquisite language. Antagonists trade polished speeches, sardonic jibes and epigrammatic truisms and break into song at the height of passion.

    David Mulroy’s translation of Antigone faithfully reproduces the literal meaning of Sophocles’ words while also reflecting his verbal pyrotechnics. Using fluid iambic pentameters for the spoken passages and rhyming stanzas for the songs, it is true to the letter and the spirit of the great Greek original.

About the Author

Sophocles (ca. 497/6–407/6 BCE) was the most acclaimed dramatist of his era, winning more than twenty festival competitions in ancient Athens. He is believed to have written 123 plays, but only seven have survived in complete form. David Mulroy is professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He has translated The Complete Poetry of Catullus and Oedipus Rex, both published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction
 
Antigone 1
 
Appendix 1. Guide to Pronunciation
Appendix 2. Synopses of the Surviving Accounts of Oedipus and His Family
Suggestions for Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299290849
Author:
Sophocles
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Author:
Mulroy, David
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Classics
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
158
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.5 in

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Sophocles’ Antigone ranks with his Oedipus Rex as one of world literature’s most compelling dramas. The action is taut, and the characters embody universal tensions: the conflict of youth with age, male with female, the state with the family. Plot and character come wrapped in exquisite language. Antagonists trade polished speeches, sardonic jibes and epigrammatic truisms and break into song at the height of passion.

    David Mulroy’s translation of Antigone faithfully reproduces the literal meaning of Sophocles’ words while also reflecting his verbal pyrotechnics. Using fluid iambic pentameters for the spoken passages and rhyming stanzas for the songs, it is true to the letter and the spirit of the great Greek original.

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