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Sophocles

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Works: 11,547 works in 37,109 publications in 41 languages and 275,732 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Essays  Tragicomedies  Fiction  Manuscripts  Textbooks  Literature 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, 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 )

1,510 editions published between 1550 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 10,690 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 )

1,875 editions published between 1540 and 2017 in 30 languages and held by 9,013 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 )

1,032 editions published between 1588 and 2017 in 24 languages and held by 4,314 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 )

766 editions published between 1556 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 3,559 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 )

687 editions published between 1553 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 3,085 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( Book )

662 editions published between 1729 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,631 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
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( Book )

157 editions published between 1765 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,309 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."
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 )

5 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophoclis Tragoediae by Sophocles( Book )

580 editions published between 1552 and 1985 in 9 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French translation of the works of Sophocles by Estienne Papin
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophokles. Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

518 editions published between 1781 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trachiniae by Sophocles( Book )

118 editions published between 1588 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,036 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 Antigone of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

141 editions published between 1824 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection consists of the galley proof of Sophocles' tragedy, Antigone, translated by Palmer, published in 1899 by Houghton Mifflin; galleys include some corrections and commentary, in pencil. Antigone defies the king by planning to bury her brother; her capture and punishment lead to tragedy
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

18 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

83 editions published between 1715 and 2016 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1939 and 2002 in English and held by 522 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 )

127 editions published between 1824 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles (497/6-406 BCE), considered one of the world's greatest poets, forged tragedy from the heroic excess of myth and legend. Seven complete plays are extant, including Oedipus Tyrannus, Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. Among many fragments that also survive is a substantial portion of the satyr drama The Searchers
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

64 editions published between 1912 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 434 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism
Alternative Names
Pseudo-Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Pseudo-Sophocles v497-v407

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Sofocle ок.496 - 406 до н.э.

Sófocles

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Sòfocles dramaturg de l'antiga Grècia

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Sofocles dramaturgo de la antigua Grecia

Sófocles dramaturgu griegu antiguu

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Sofokl.

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Sofokl ca. 496-406 v.Chr

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Sofokle

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Sofoklej

Sofokleo ca. v496/97 - v406/05

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Sofoklês

Sófókles 497-406 f.Kr

Sofokles ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

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Sofoklīs.

Sofoklī́s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sofoklis 497-406 f.Kr

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Sofokliu

Sofokliu 497-406 f.Kr

Sofoklīza

Sofoklo

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Sofokls

Sofokŭl

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Sôfôqles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sôfôqles v497-v407

Sofucli

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Sophocle.

Sophocle 0496?-0406 av.J.C.

Sophocle 496-406 av. J.-C

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

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Sophocle dramaturge de la Grèce antique

Sophocle v497-v407

Sophocle ок.496 - 406 до н.э.

Sophocles.

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Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian

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Sophocles Atheniensis tragicus

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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

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Sophocles tragicus

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Sophocles ок.496 - 406 до н.э.

Sophoclis

Sophoclis ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sophoclis ca. v496/97 - v406/05

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Sophoklḗs

Sophoklê̄s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

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Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Tragiker

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Sophokles klassischer griechischer Dichter

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

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Sūtmūklīs

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Σοφοκλῆς

Σοφοκλῆς 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

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Σοφοκλής B.C.496-B.C.406

Сафокл

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Софокл афинский драматург, трагик

Софокл ок.496-406 до н.э.

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סאפאקלעס

סופוקלס

سوفوكليس

سوفوكليس، 496-406 ق.م.

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سوفوکلیز

سۆفۆکلێس

सोफ़ोक्लीज़

सॉफोक्लीस

সফোক্লিস

ਸੋਫੋਕਲਸ

சாஃபக்கிளீசு

സോഫക്കിൾസ്

ซอโฟคลีส

ဆောဖကလီ

სოფოკლე

소포끌레스 B.C.496-B.C.406

소포클레스

소포클레스 B.C.496-B.C.406

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

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索福克勒斯

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