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Works: 9,066 works in 28,330 publications in 33 languages and 229,936 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks  Portraits 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator, Librettist, Creator, Lyricist, Composer, Adapter, Dedicatee, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: PA4414.A2, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Sophocles
Antigone by Sophocles ( Book )
1,360 editions published between 1540 and 2014 in 27 languages and held by 12,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Echoing through western culture for more than two millennia, Sophocles' play has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict and human tragedy, the role of the divine in human life, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destiny. This exciting new translation of the Antigone is both extremely faithful to the Greek and poetically striking and convincing
Oedipus the King by Sophocles ( Book )
112 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the story of Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles ( )
135 editions published between 1787 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 4,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Contains the unabridged text of the classic Greek tragedy about Oedipus, a king who inadvertantly kills his father and marries his mother."
Electra by Sophocles ( Book )
301 editions published between 1714 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 4,499 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."
Philoctetes by Sophocles ( )
189 editions published between 1553 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create 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 inorder to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the play. En route to fight the Trojan War, the Greek army has abandoned 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 cannotbe 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, andthen 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 mostmorally complex and penetrating plays
The complete Greek drama : all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations by Whitney J Oates ( Book )
9 editions published between 1938 and 1991 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles ( Book )
75 editions published between 1823 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,082 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
Sophocles by Sophocles ( Book )
277 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Not since 1896 has Sophocles' Ajax received such a sustained analysis on so many levels: literary, dramatic, textual, metrical
Sophoclis tragoediae by Sophocles ( Book )
561 editions published between 1522 and 1985 in 9 languages and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oedipus tyrannus by Sophocles ( Book )
303 editions published between 1550 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women of Trachis by Sophocles ( Book )
43 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deianeira is an ordinary woman married to Herakles, the most feared and storied hero of the ancient world. To keep his affection and preserve her marriage, she must cope with her anxieties about his deadly labors and escapades, and must force herself to tolerate the conduct of a man whose volatile will is impossible to sway or question
Elektra : a play by Sophocles ( Book )
266 editions published between 1639 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dynamic and necessary new translation of Sophocles' chilling tragedy of hatred, revenge, and murder</ Orestes, the son of King Agamemnon, returns to his homeland to take revenge on his mother, Klytemnestra, and her lover, aegisthus, for killing his father in cold blood. Elektra has long awaited her brother's return, bitter and contemptuous of their mother's moral justification for slaughtering Agamemnon, who had sacrificed the life of another daughter, Iphigenia, so the Greek army could sail to Troy. Elektra helps Orestes and his friend Pylades execute an ingenious plan, continuing a bloody cycle that destroys the lives of their enemies and will forever haunt their own. </ Robert Bagg's new translation, modern in idiom while faithful to the original, conveys the complex range of emotion experienced by grieving family members who expect vengeance to set them free. This is Sophocles for a new generation. </
The tragedies of Sophocles, from the Greek ; by Thomas Francklin by Sophocles ( Book )
296 editions published between 1729 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A French translation of the works of Sophocles by Estienne Papin
Oedipus At Colonus by Sophocles ( )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The latest title to join the acclaimed "Greek Tragedy in New Translations" series, "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 backgr
The Theban plays of Sophocles by Sophocles ( Book )
93 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this needed and highly anticipated new translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, David Slavitt presents a fluid, accessible, and modern version for both newcomers to the plays and established admirers. Unpretentious and direct, Slavitt's translation preserves the innate verve and energy of the dramas, engaging the reader or audience member directly with Sophocles' great texts. Slavitt chooses to present the plays not in narrative sequence but in the order in which they were composed: "Antigone", "Oedipus Tyrannos", "Oedipus at Colonus"; he thereby underscores the fact that the story of "Oedipus" is one to which Sophocles returned over the course of his lifetime. This arrangement also lays bare the record of Sophocles' intellectual and artistic development. Renowned as a poet and translator, Slavitt has translated Ovid, Virgil, Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Ausonius, Prudentius, Valerius Flaccus, and Bacchylides as well as works in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew. In this volume, he avoids personal intrusion on the texts and relies upon the theatrical machinery of the plays themselves. The result is a major contribution to the art of translation and a version of the Oedipus plays that will appeal enormously to readers, theatre directors, and actors
Oedipus, king of Thebes by Sophocles ( Book )
93 editions published between 1715 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Antigone of Sophocles by Sophocles ( Book )
121 editions published between 1824 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper ( Book )
7 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete Greek tragedies by David Grene ( Book )
11 editions published between 1953 and 1974 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 1,122 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
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