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Sophocles

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Works: 10,431 works in 33,662 publications in 43 languages and 266,877 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Essays  Mythological plays  Manuscripts  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Literature 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator, Honoree, Lyricist, Librettist, Contributor, Creator, Composer, Adapter, Translator, Collector
Classifications: PA4413, 882.01
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Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

1,476 editions published between 1540 and 2017 in 26 languages and held by 9,371 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
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Book )

615 editions published between 1585 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 6,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the story of Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother
Elektra : a play by Sophocles( Book )

1,134 editions published between 1537 and 2018 in 26 languages and held by 6,034 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."
Aias = Ajax by Sophocles( Book )

794 editions published between 1556 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,894 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
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )

436 editions published between 1588 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,103 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
Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

388 editions published between 1553 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,739 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
Sophocle by Sophocles( Book )

963 editions published between 1 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.2. Ajax, oedipe roi, electre. ISBN 225200307X V.3 Philoctete, oedipe a colone
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

484 editions published between 1729 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,213 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
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 )

8 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( Book )

144 editions published between 1787 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains the unabridged text of the classic Greek tragedy about Oedipus, a king who inadvertantly kills his father and marries his mother."
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cure at Troy : a version of Sophocles' Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

440 editions published between 1760 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedie van de Oudgriekse schrijver (496-406 v.Chr.) over de Griekse held die vanwege een stinkende wond door zijn landgenoten in de steek wordt gelaten
Sophoclis fabulae by Sophocles( Book )

148 editions published between 1923 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trachiniae by Sophocles( Book )

110 editions published between 1588 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,006 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
Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )

33 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

97 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Oedipus -- Oedipus at colonus -- Antigone
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

133 editions published between 1824 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holograph written in the hand of Alfred M. Langley (?)
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

60 editions published between 1912 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 546 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
The Oedipus cycle : an English version by Sophocles( Book )

33 editions published between 1939 and 2002 in English and held by 539 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Oedipus the King
Alternative Names
Pseudo-Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

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S¯uf¯ukl¯is

Sofaicléas

Soffocles

Sòfocle

Sofocle 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sofocle 497-406 f.Kr

Sofocle ca. 496-406 aC

Sofocle ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sofocle sec. V a.C.

Sofocle tragediografo ateniese

Sofocle ок.496 - 406 до н.э.

Sófocles

Sofocles ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sófocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sòfocles dramaturg de l'antiga Grècia

Sófocles dramaturgo da antiga Grecia

Sofocles dramaturgo de la antigua Grecia

Sófocles dramaturgu griegu antiguu

Sofokl.

Sofokl 497-406 f.Kr

Sofokl ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofokl ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sofokle

Sofokle ca. 496-406 aC

Sofokle ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sofoklej

Sofokleo ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sofoklês

Sófókles 497-406 f.Kr

Sofokles ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sofoklīs.

Sofoklī́s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sofoklis 497-406 f.Kr

Sofokliu

Sofokliu 497-406 f.Kr

Sofoklīza

Sofoklo

Sofokls

Sofokŭl

Sôfôqles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sofucli

Sofuoklis

Sophocle.

Sophocle 0496?-0406 av.J.C.

Sophocle 496-406 av. J.-C

Sophocle 497-406 f.Kr

Sophocle ca. 496-406 aC

Sophocle ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sophocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05 de Colone

Sophocle [de Colone]

Sophocle dramaturge de la Grèce antique

Sophocle ок.496 - 406 до н.э.

Sophocles.

Sophocles 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sophocles, 496-406? f.Kr.

Sophocles 497-406 f.Kr

Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian

Sophocles asi 496 př. Kr.-406 př. Kr

Sophocles [Atheniensis]

Sophocles Atheniensis tragicus

Sophocles C. 496-406 B.C.

Sophocles ca. 496-406 aC

Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Atheniensis

Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Sophista

Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Tragicus

Sophocles tragicus

Sophoclis

Sophoclis ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sophoclis ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophoklḗs

Sophoklê̄s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sophokles 497-406 f.Kr

Sophokles [Athener]

Sophokles. B.C. 496-B.C. 406

Sophokles C. 496-406 B.C.

Sophokles ca. 496-406 aC

Sophokles ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sophoklēs ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Athener

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Sohn des Sophillos

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Sohn des Sophillus

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Tragiker

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 von Athen

Sophokles klassischer griechischer Dichter

Sophokles-Piens, .. ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophokles [Sohn des Sophillos]

Sophokles [Tragiker]

Sophokles [von Athen]

Sophokles ок.496 - 406 до н.э.

Sophokleus ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophoklís

Sophoklis 497-406 f.Kr

Sopocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Tragicus

Sop'okle

Sop'okle ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sopokles Griego a trahiko

Sūfūklīs

Sūfūklīs ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sūfūklīs ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sūtmūklīs

Szophoklész

Σοφοκλῆς

Σοφοκλῆς 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Σοφοκλής 497-406 π.Χ

Σοφοκλής B.C. 496-B.C. 406

Сафокл

Софокл

Софокл афинский драматург, трагик

Софокл ок.496-406 до н.э.

Софокле

Софоклъ

Софокъл

Սոփոկլես

סאפאקלעס

סופוקלס

سوفوكليس

سوفوكليس، 496-406 ق.م.

سوفوکل

سوفوکلیز

سۆفۆکلێس

सोफ़ोक्लीज़

सोफोकल्स्

সফোক্লিস

ਸੋਫੋਕਲਸ

சாஃபக்கிளீசு

സോഫക്കിൾസ്

ซอโฟคลีส

ဆောဖကလီ

სოფოკლე

소포끌레스. B.C. 496-B.C. 406

소포클레스

소포클레스. B.C. 496-B.C. 406

សុហ្វូគ្លេស

ソフォクレス

ソポクレース

ソポクレス 古代ギリシアの悲劇詩人

所霍利茲

索福克勒斯

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Oedipus the KingElektra : a playAias = AjaxOedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. CriticismPhiloctetesOedipus at ColonusOedipus RexThe cure at Troy : a version of Sophocles' Philoctetes