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Works: 9,853 works in 30,758 publications in 34 languages and 233,576 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Textbooks  Literature  Tragedies (Drama)  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator, Honoree, Librettist, Creator, Contributor, Lyricist, Composer, Adapter, Translator, Dedicatee
Classifications: PA4414.A2, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Sophocles
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Most widely held works by Sophocles
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

1,366 editions published between 1540 and 2015 in 30 languages and held by 7,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

121 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 4,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the story of Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother
Electra by Sophocles( Book )

418 editions published between 1649 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,642 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( Book )

546 editions published between 1553 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 3,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles' Philoctetes is one of the most widely read Greek tragedies today but is a complex and challenging play to interpret. Its representation of Philoctetes as a sufferer of physical and emotional pain gives it remarkable power and intensity. It juxtaposes Homeric and fifth-century institutions and values, explores honor, power and expediency as principles of personal and political life, and represents contrasts and conflicts between innocence and experience, ends and means, and the needs and demands of the individual and those of society. This edition with commentary makes the play accessible to students, teachers, and other readers of Greek literature at all levels. The introduction discusses the main problems of interpretation and gives an account of its reception from antiquity to the present day
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 )

5 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( Book )

139 editions published between 1787 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 2,233 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."
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

292 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. Oedipus the King. Oedipus at Colonus. Antigone.-v.2. Ajax. The women of Trachis. Electra. Philoctetes
Sophoclis tragoediae by Sophocles( Book )

719 editions published between 1547 and 1985 in 11 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajax by Sophocles( Book )

229 editions published between 1714 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajax, perhaps the earliest surviving tragedy of Sophocles, presents the downfall and disgrace of a great hero whose suicide leads to his rehabilitation through the enlightened magnanimity of one of his enemies
Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

69 editions published between 1823 and 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,309 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."--Jacket
Sophoclis fabulae by Sophocles( Book )

159 editions published between 1923 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

89 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the three plays dealing with events in the Oedipodean family history
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

16 editions published between 1942 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
The Antigone of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

137 editions published between 1824 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holograph written in the hand of Alfred M. Langley (?)
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

26 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full text web version of Sophocles' Antigone
Oedipus, king of Thebes by Sophocles( Book )

75 editions published between 1715 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oedipus cycle : an English version by Sophocles( Book )

32 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death
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