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Sophocles

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Works: 11,375 works in 38,711 publications in 53 languages and 286,001 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Essays  Manuscripts  Historical drama  Radio programs  Radio adaptations  Radio plays 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Lyricist, Librettist, Composer, Adapter, Translator, Collector
Classifications: PA4414.O7, 882.01
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Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )

2,668 editions published between 1550 and 2017 in 24 languages and held by 14,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text is accompanied by a wealth of carefully chosen background materials and essays. Among the background materials are selections from Homer's Odyssey, Thucydides' account of the plague, and Euripides' Phoenissae. The best of ancient and modern criticism is represented, permitting discussion from many points of view: psychological, religious, anthropological, dramatic, and literary
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

3,231 editions published between 1540 and 2017 in 50 languages and held by 12,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a modern interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone and includes explanatory notes on the text and mythological content
Electra by Sophocles( Book )

1,198 editions published between 1537 and 2017 in 26 languages and held by 4,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful." "Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation. This translation equals the original in ferocity of expression and leaves intact the inarticulate cries of suffering and joy that fill the play"--Jacket
Aias = Ajax by Sophocles( Book )

857 editions published between 1530 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brought boldly to life by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear's translation and contextualized by Herbert Golder's eloquent introduction, this early Sophoclean tragedy tells the story of the Homeric hero better known as Ajax, who was second only to Achilles among the Greek warriors. In Greek tradition, Aias figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias' suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Aias' suicide with a meaning radically different from previous versions of the Aias myth - Aias is not the hero whom time has passed by, but rather the man who steps beyond time. Most previous versions and interpretations have equivocated over Sophocles' bold vision. This edition of Aias translates precisely that transformation of the hero from the bygone figure to the man who transcends time."--Jacket
Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

533 editions published between 1553 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 3,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En route to fight the Trojan War, the Greek army abandons Philoctetes after the smell of his festering wound, mysteriously received from a snakebite at a shrine on a small island off Lemnos, makes it unbearable to keep him on ship. Ten years later, an oracle makes it clear that the war cannot be won without the assistance of Philoctetes and his famous bow, inherited from Hercules himself. Philoctetes focuses on the attempt of Neoptolemus and the hero Odysseus to persuade the bowman to sail with them to Troy. First, though, they must assuage his bitterness over having been abandoned, and then win his trust. But how should they do this - through trickery, or with the truth? To what extent do the ends justify the means? To what degree should personal integrity be compromised for the sake of public duty? These are among the questions that Sophocles puts forward in this, one of his most morally complex and penetrating plays."--BOOK JACKET
The complete Greek drama; all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations by Whitney J Oates( Book )

6 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( Book )

75 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: 'Sophocles created a masterpiece that in the eyes of posterity has overshadowed every other achievement in the field of ancient drama' with these words Dr Dawe sets out the importance of Oedipus Rex. He investigates why it has for so long fascinated the human mind, devoting his introduction to an examination of the story and to the technique employed by Sophocles to unfold the plot. In this revised edition he also argues for the spurious nature of the play's ending. As with the first edition, the commentary deals authoritatively with problems of language and expression, but is enhanced by reflections on the text developed in the twenty years since the publication of that first edition. Written for classical scholars and students, this is a welcome revised edition of a bestselling text
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

29 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translastion by Richard Emil, concerns that part of the Oedipus story that occurs after Eteocles and Polyneices have killed each other over the succession to the throne of Thebes. Antigone's uncle Kreon succeeds to the throne
Elektra : a play by Sophocles( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dynamic and necessary new translation of Sophocles' chilling tragedy of hatred, revenge, and murder</ Orestes, the son of King Agamemnon, returns to his homeland to take revenge on his mother, Klytemnestra, and her lover, aegisthus, for killing his father in cold blood. Elektra has long awaited her brother's return, bitter and contemptuous of their mother's moral justification for slaughtering Agamemnon, who had sacrificed the life of another daughter, Iphigenia, so the Greek army could sail to Troy. Elektra helps Orestes and his friend Pylades execute an ingenious plan, continuing a bloody cycle that destroys the lives of their enemies and will forever haunt their own. </ Robert Bagg's new translation, modern in idiom while faithful to the original, conveys the complex range of emotion experienced by grieving family members who expect vengeance to set them free. This is Sophocles for a new generation.>
Sophoclis fabulae by Sophocles( Book )

144 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Recording )

56 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Sackler directs this production of Sophocles' Antigone starring Doroty Tutin, Max Adrian jeremy Brett, Eileen Atkins, Geoffery Dunn
Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Recording )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Greek tragedy about the fall of a king
The Oedipus cycle : an English version by Sophocles( Book )

30 editions published between 1939 and 2002 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

67 editions published between 1912 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles 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. -- Jacket
Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus : manuscript materials by Sophocles( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Working from Victorian translations into English and French by classicists R.C. Jebb and Paul Masqueray, Yeats completed Oedipus the King in the fall of 1926 and Oedipus at Colonus a year later. Yeats gave the second play, like the first, directly to the Abbey players, prompting him to revise and hone his texts through many versions to achieve his stated goal of putting the play "into simple speakable prose" that he hoped would be his "contribution to the Abbey Repertory." The play had a successful run in September of 1927 but was not published until 1934." "The edition presents photographs and transcriptions of three revised typescripts that Yeats prepared and extensively revised over a period of eight-and-a-half months and a reading text based on the first publication of the play, which is presented with an apparatus of collations from the many proofs for three different intended publications. Included also are photographs and transcriptions of the verse choruses, except for the two appearing in The Tower (1928), also in this series; an appendix of other typescripts and proofs that invite detailed treatment; and a brief account of the music written for the play by Lennox Robinson, who was also its first director. The texts are prefaced by a census of manuscripts, an introduction discussing Yeats's development of the play, and a chronology of composition."--Jacket
Scholia vetera in Sophoclis Trachinias( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This authoritative new edition of the ancient scholia to Sophocles' Trachiniae is designed to replace the corresponding part of the Teubner text published in 1888. It is the first to rely on a complete scrutiny of the sources of the text and the conjectural activity of scholars, but is also characterised by a fresh methodological approach: the transmission of scholia is prone to creating different versions of basically the same material, and to making conflations of originally distinct entities; in the English preface these transmissional peculiarities guide the editor in establishing a methodology which is appropriate both for analysing the manuscript tradition and composing the critical text of the Trachiniae scholia. By applying this working tool, the editor is the first to restore the scholia to the Trachiniae in a textual state which is arguably the earliest we can recover, and is free of contradictions, unacceptable repetitions, and hybridisation or blending of elements from different versions. The critical text is accompanied by a detailed apparatus criticus, and is contextualised in its scholarly tradition by means of a rich collection of parallel passages. Extensive indices are provided at the end of the book."--Publisher's website
The Theban plays of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism
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ソポクレス 古代ギリシアの悲劇詩人

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