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Author: Sophocles.; John Tipton
Publisher: Chicago : Flood Editions, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Written in the fifth century BC, Sophocles' tragedy concerns the shame and death of Ajax, a Greek who had won fame for his prodigious strength in the Trojan War. A brutal farewell to the valor and values of the heroic world, the play moves through a series of reversals: old allies become enemies, honor becomes disgrace, and divine power becomes temporal authority." "Formally terse, this translation conveys the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sophocles.
Ajax.
Chicago : Flood Editions, ©2008
(OCoLC)651906855
Named Person: Ajax, (Greek mythological figure); Ajax, (Greek mythological figure); Sophocles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sophocles.; John Tipton
ISBN: 9780978746759 0978746759
OCLC Number: 183262064
Description: xv, 112 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Ajax.
Responsibility: Sophocles ; translated by John Tipton ; foreword by Stanley Lombardo.

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"Written in the fifth century BC, Sophocles' tragedy concerns the shame and death of Ajax, a Greek who had won fame for his prodigious strength in the Trojan War. A brutal farewell to the valor and values of the heroic world, the play moves through a series of reversals: old allies become enemies, honor becomes disgrace, and divine power becomes temporal authority." "Formally terse, this translation conveys the force and urgency of Sophocles' Greek."--BOOK JACKET.

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