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Sophocles

Overview
Works: 9,883 works in 32,242 publications in 55 languages and 260,481 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Mythological plays  Manuscripts  Art  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator, Honoree, Contributor, Librettist, Creator, Composer, Lyricist, Adapter, Translator, Collector
Classifications: PA4413, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Sophocles
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )

1,834 editions published between 1550 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 20,567 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 )

2,325 editions published between 1540 and 2018 in 48 languages and held by 15,097 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 )

943 editions published between 1588 and 2018 in 26 languages and held by 6,333 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
Philoctetes by Sophocles( )

259 editions published between 1553 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 5,410 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
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( )

465 editions published between 1729 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 4,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus tells the story of the last day in the life of Oedipus. It was written at the end of the fifth century BCE in Athens, in the final years of the "Golden Age" of Athenian culture, and in the last year of Sophocles' own life. At the center of the play is the mysterious transformation of Oedipus from an old and blind beggar, totally dependent on his daughters, to the man who rises from his seat and, without help, leads everyone to the place where he is destined to die. In the background of this transformation stands the grove of the Furies, the sacred place of the implacable goddesses who pursue the violators of blood relationships. Although Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother, is an obvious target of the Furies' vengeance, he enters their grove at the beginning of the play, sure that it is the resting place Apollo has predicted for him. The reversals and paradoxes in the play speak to the struggle that Oedipus' life and the action of the play bring vividly before us: how do we as humans, subject to constant change, find stable ground on which to stand and define our moral lives? Sophocles offers his play as a witness to the remarkable human capacity to persevere in this struggle."--Jacket
Aias = Ajax by Sophocles( Book )

755 editions published between 1556 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 4,407 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
Sophocle by Sophocles( Book )

932 editions published between 1 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 3,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface signed: Theodore Alois Buckley
Antigone by Sophocles( )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,990 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
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 )

9 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus : manuscript materials by Sophocles( )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 2,077 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
The cure at Troy : a version of Sophocles' Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

421 editions published between 1725 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deianeira is an ordinary woman married to Herakles, the most feared and storied hero of the ancient world. To keep his affection and preserve her marriage, she must cope with her anxieties about his deadly labors and escapades, and must force herself to tolerate the conduct of a man whose volatile will is impossible to sway or question
The Oedipus trilogy by Sophocles( )

9 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and many years later, not knowing his own identity, or the identity of his father, meets him at a crossroad where they argue and the king
Sophoclis fabulae by Sophocles( Book )

163 editions published between 1923 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

9 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

221 editions published between 1781 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included herein are the seven surviving plays of Athens' pre-eminent playwright, Sophocles, masterfully translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A., LL. D. The plays included are: 'Antigone, ' 'Aias, ' 'King Oedipus, ' 'Electra, ' 'The Trachinian Maidens, ' and 'Oedipus at Colonus.'
Trachiniae by Sophocles( Book )

99 editions published between 1588 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins with Deianeira, the wife of Heracles, relating the story of her early life and her plight adjusting to married life. She is now distraught over her husband's neglect of her family. Often involved in some adventure, he rarely visits them. She sends their son Hyllus to find him, as she is concerned over prophecies about Heracles and the land he is currently in. After Hyllus sets off, a messenger arrives with word that Heracles, victorious in his recent battle, is making offerings on Cape Cenaeum and coming home soon to Trachis
The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

96 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Oedipus -- Oedipus at colonus -- Antigone
Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

28 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

14 editions published between 1942 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
 
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The Oedipus trilogy
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AntigoneElectraPhiloctetesOedipus at ColonusAias = AjaxAntigoneSophocles' Oedipus at Colonus : manuscript materialsThe cure at Troy : a version of Sophocles' Philoctetes
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Pseudo-Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

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