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Works: 9,753 works in 24,489 publications in 45 languages and 205,186 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Tragicomedies  Fiction  Historical drama  Radio plays  Comic books, strips, etc  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator, Honoree, Lyricist, Librettist, Creator, Composer, Adapter, Contributor, Collector
Classifications: PA4414.O7, 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 )

1,196 editions published between 1550 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 10,860 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 )

1,901 editions published between 1540 and 2017 in 42 languages and held by 10,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1938 and 1963 in English and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume II continues the tragedies of Euripides and also contains the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

229 editions published between 1789 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,743 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
Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 1991 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

186 editions published between 1586 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 1,155 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
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

66 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legends surrounding Oedipus of Thebes and his ill-starred offspring provided a rich vein for the Greek tragic dramatists. Sophocles (496-406BC) returned to this source several times, and it inspired his three great plays, which are contained in this volume
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

113 editions published between 1714 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered ; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full text web version of Sophocles' Antigone
Oedipus, king of Thebes by Sophocles( Book )

76 editions published between 1715 and 2012 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oedipus cycle : an English version by Sophocles( Book )

5 editions published between 1949 and 1977 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ancient myth of Oedipus, which still reverberates to this day, provided Sophocles with material for three great tragedies -- Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone -- that together recount the downfall of Oedipus, king of Thebes, his death in exile, and the action carried out after his death by his daughter Antigone"--Page 4 of cover
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

8 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajax by Sophocles( Book )

76 editions published between 1839 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajax, perhaps the earliest surviving tragedy of Sophocles, presents the downfall and disgrace of a great hero whose suicide leads to his rehabilitation through the enlightened magnanimity of one of his enemies
Antigone by Sophocles( Recording )

49 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Sackler directs this production of Sophocles' Antigone starring Doroty Tutin, Max Adrian jeremy Brett, Eileen Atkins, Geoffery Dunn
Elektra : a play by Sophocles( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus by Sophocles( Book )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--Are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English
Electre; pièce en deux actes by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

200 editions published between 1658 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 634 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.>
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

57 editions published between 1912 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 467 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
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Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism
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