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Mekler, S. (Siegfried) 1852-1912

Works: 81 works in 494 publications in 6 languages and 1,217 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Illustrated works  Comic books, strips, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Bibliography  Portraits 
Roles: Editor, Author, Adapter, Arranger, Translator, Other, Creator, Contributor, în
Classifications: PA4414.O7, 882.01
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Most widely held works about S Mekler
Most widely held works by S Mekler
Sophocle by Sophocles( Book )

116 editions published between 1 and 1985 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical scholar and philologist Gottfried Hermann (1772-1848), professor of classics at Leipzig, was especially influential in the fields of Greek grammar and poetical metres. He was among the leading scholars who argued that an accurate knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages was crucial for understanding the intellectual life of the ancient world, and should be the chief aim of philology, the study of the development of languages. Only seven of the plays of Aeschylus, the father of Greek tragedy, survive in complete form, and Hermann's was the first critical edition to contain all of them. It was published in Leipzig in two volumes in 1852, four years after his death. Volume 2 contains Hermann's annotations on the texts, an essay on 'Aeschylus' errors about Ionia', and an essay on 'The scenes of The Oresteia'
Academicorum philosophorum index herculanensis by Philodemus( Book )

36 editions published between 1902 and 1958 in 7 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )

42 editions published between 1885 and 1939 in 4 languages and held by 58 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
Academicorvm philosophorvm index hercvlanensis( Book )

7 editions published between 1902 and 1958 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

37 editions published between 1811 and 1930 in 4 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1885 and 1939 in 4 languages and held by 38 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
Electra by Sophocles( Book )

24 editions published between 1885 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 36 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
Sophoclis Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

21 editions published between 1885 and 1931 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripidea by S Mekler( Book )

8 editions published between 1879 and 1897 in German and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

13 editions published between 1885 and 1935 in 4 languages and held by 19 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
Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

7 editions published in 1891 in Greek, Ancient and German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigeneia, sister of the troubled Orestes, was the daughter of Agamemnon. No ideal father, Agamemnon had aimed to sacrifice Iphigeneia before the Trojan War in the hopes of guaranteeing victory, a sacrifice that was only undone by the intervention of Artemis. Now Iphigeneia lives in forced religious servitude, in a haze of dreams and blood sacrifice at a temple to Artemis on the Crimean coast. As a result of one of these dreams, she comes to believe that Orestes is dead; the play opens with her lamentations. Instead, Orestes is on his way to the very temple at which she serves, in the hopes of stealing an icon, a task demanded of him by the god Apollo. When Orestes is caught, Iphigeneia, not recognising her brother, must offer his life to Artemis as one of the regular Hellenic sacrifices. It is only after Orestes reveals his identity that Iphigeneia will plot against the gods to help her brother, and herself, escape from the temple with their lives
Sophoclis Tragoediae ex recensione Guilelmi Dindorfii by Sophocles( Book )

7 editions published between 1912 and 1939 in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimiambi by Herodas( Book )

8 editions published in 1894 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exegetisch-Kritische Beiträge zu den Fragmenten der griechischen Tragiker by S Mekler( Book )

8 editions published in 1903 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herondas Mimiamben by Herodas( Book )

1 edition published in 1894 in Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenisches Dichterbuch : ausgawählte Ubertragungen by S Mekler( Book )

5 editions published in 1912 in German and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

9 editions published in 1886 in Greek, Ancient and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea is the archetypal wronged women driven to despair. When uncontrollable anger is unleashed, the obsessed mind's capacity for revenge knows no bounds
Lectionum Graecarum specimen by S Mekler( Book )

3 editions published in 1882 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philodēmos Peri Thanatou IV. Philodemos, Ueber den Tod, viertes Buch by Philodemus( Book )

6 editions published in 1886 in Greek, Ancient and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

6 editions published between 1889 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 9 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
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Mekler, S.

Mekler, S. 1852-1912

Mekler, Segofredus.

Mekler, Segofredus 1852-1912

Mekler, Siegfr 1852-1912

Mekler, Siegfreid

Mekler, Siegfried

Mekler, Siegfried 1852-1912

Mekler, Sigfridus.

Mekler, Sigfridus 1852-1912