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Title:
Women of Trachis
Author:
Sophocles.
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Uniform Title:
Trachiniae. English
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, [1978]

©1978
Physical Description:
x, 97 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195020502
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.


Author Notes

Sophocles was born around 496 B.C. in Colonus (near Athens), Greece. In 480, he was selected to lead the paean (choral chant to a god) celebrating the decisive Greek sea victory over the Persians at the Battle of Salamis. He served as a treasurer and general for Athens when it was expanding its empire and influence. He wrote approximately 123 plays including Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Trachiniae, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. His last recorded act was to lead a chorus in public mourning for Euripides. He died in 406 B. C.

(Bowker Author Biography)