WorldCat Identities

PLEASE NOTE: This Identity has been been retired and is no longer being kept current.

Sophocles ca. 496-406 v. C.

Overview
Works: 11 works in 18 publications in 5 languages and 86 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Textbooks  Tragedies (Drama)  Study guides 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PA4414.A7, 882.01
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Sophocles
Zeven tragedies by Sophocles( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Dutch and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metrische vertaling van de 7 overgeleverde tragedies van de Griekse auteur (5e eeuw v. Chr.)
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

6 editions published between 1843 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1885 in Greek, Ancient and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

2 editions published between 1851 and 1904 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 5 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
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophokleous Tragōdiai = Sophoclis Tragoediae by Sophocles( Book )

1 edition published in 1553 in Greek, Ancient and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

2 editions published between 1873 and 1918 in Greek, Ancient and French and held by 2 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."--BOOK JACKET
Tragoediae superstites [Gr.] by Sophocles( Book )

1 edition published in 1866 in Greek, Ancient and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Edipo re by Sophocles( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1888 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contains eleven critical essays on the works of Sophocles, arranged in chronological order of publication
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.72 (from 0.12 for Oedipus Re ... to 0.88 for Zeven trag ...)

Languages