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Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

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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 BC–406 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449785
Author:
Sophocles
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Raeburn, David
Editor:
Raeburn, David
Author:
Raeburn, David
Author:
Easterling, Pat
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Greek drama (Tragedy)
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.80x5.12x.90 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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