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Title:
Sophocles.
Author:
Sophocles.
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Physical Description:
2 volumes ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Some copies are 2 volumes in one.
Language:
English
Contents:
[1] Oedipus the King, translated by D. Grene. Oedipus at Colonus, translated by R. Fitzgerald. Antigone, translated by E. Wyckoff.--2. Ajax, translated by J. Moore. The women of Trachis, translated by M. Jameson. Electra, translated by D. Grene. Philoctetes, translated by D. Grene.
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ISBN:
9780226307862
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Book

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"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."--Robert Brustein, The New Republic

"This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."--Kenneth Rexroth, The Nation

"The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary....They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase."-- Times Education Supplement

"These translations belong to our time. A keen poetic sensibility repeatedly quickens them; and without this inner fire the most academically flawless rendering is dead."--Warren D. Anderson, American Oxonian

"The critical commentaries and the versions themselves...are fresh, unpretentious, above all, functional."-- Commonweal

"Grene is one of the great translators."--Conor Cruise O'Brien, London Sunday Times

"Richmond Lattimore is that rara avis in our age, the classical scholar who is at the same time an accomplished poet."--Dudley Fitts, New York Times Book Review


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)


Table of Contents

Ajax
The Women of Trachis
Electra Philoctetes