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Sophocles, 1

Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes

Sophocles, 1( )
Author: Sophocles,
Editor: Slavitt, David R.
Bovie, Palmer
Contribution by: Galvin, Brendan
McLeish, Kenneth
Raphael, Frederic
Schwerner, Armand
Taylor, Henry
Series title:Penn Greek Drama Ser.
Publication Date:May 1998
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

"A speakable version of Sophocles's 'Philoctetes': as it were, after 25 years, a sequel to Pound's 'The Women of Trachis'."--Hugh Kenner,New York Times Book Review

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Drama / European / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.81 Inches
Book Weight:0.9 Pounds
Author Biography
Sophocles (Author)
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.


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