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Author: Sophocles.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: The Greek tragedy in new translations.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Brought boldly to life by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear's translation and contextualized by Herbert Golder's eloquent introduction, this early Sophoclean tragedy tells the story of the Homeric hero better known as Ajax, who was second only to Achilles among the Greek warriors. In Greek tradition, Aias figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Greek drama (Tragedy)
Drama
Named Person: Ajax, (Greek mythological figure)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sophocles.
ISBN: 0195128192 9780195128192
OCLC Number: 39116707
Description: ix, 100 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: The Greek tragedy in new translations.
Other Titles: Ajax.
Responsibility: Sophocles ; translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear.
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"Brought boldly to life by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear's translation and contextualized by Herbert Golder's eloquent introduction, this early Sophoclean tragedy tells the story of the Homeric hero better known as Ajax, who was second only to Achilles among the Greek warriors. In Greek tradition, Aias figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias' suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Aias' suicide with a meaning radically different from previous versions of the Aias myth - Aias is not the hero whom time has passed by, but rather the man who steps beyond time. Most previous versions and interpretations have equivocated over Sophocles' bold vision. This edition of Aias translates precisely that transformation of the hero from the bygone figure to the man who transcends time."--Jacket.

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