Synopses & Reviews
In this edition of Sophocles' Electra, one of the greatest tragedies in Greek or any literature, Mr Keels presents the play as a study in revenge, but in a subtle way whose meaning depends upon the continuous use of dramatic irony. He relates the confrontations of principle and character depicted to the social and political controversies of the period in which Sophocles was writing. The introduction describes the background to the play, explains some of the main features of Sophocles' style, and outlines an interpretation which is fully worked out in the detailed commentary. There are appendices on metre and the text. The edition is intended for use by senior school and undergraduate students, and all those concerned to read and appreciate the play in the original.
' ... in his commentary he admirably fulfils the purpose of the CGLC in stressing not so much syntactical matters as points of dramatic and literary interest.' Times Literary Supplement
'Kells assumes in most places a reader new to Greek drama, and has excellent sections on stichomythia, agon, lyric, and on Sophoclean style; textual problems are tackled with great clarity.' Joint Association of Classical Teachers
In this edition of Sophocles' Electra, Mr Keels presents the play as a study in revenge, with the meaning dependent on the continuous use of dramatic irony.
Presents the play as a subtle study in revenge in which the meaning depends of the continuous use of dramatic irony.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; Electra; Commentary; Appendices; Indexes.