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Sophocles : a study of his theater in its political and social context

Author: Jacques Jouanna; Steven Rendall
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Sophocles; Sophocles.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Jouanna; Steven Rendall
ISBN: 9780691172071 0691172072
OCLC Number: 1000447281
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: 883 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Sophocles the Athenian --
Prelude: a snapshot of Sophocles --
The young Sophocles --
Sophocles the politician --
Sophocles the religious man --
Sophocles and Dionysus: the theatrical career --
Happy Sophocles --
Sophocles the tragic poet --
Prelude: a tragic disaster --
The mythic imagination --
Space and spectacle --
Time and action --
The characters --
Humans and the gods --
Seeing, hearing, and understanding --
Deus ex machina: time and nature --
Appendix I: presentation of Sophocles' extant tragedies --
Appendix II: Sophocles, fragments. List and presentation of the plays extant in the form of fragments --
Appendix III: the identification of Sophocles as a hellenotamias --
Appendix IV: Dio Chrysostom, discourse 52: on Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles or the bow of Philoctetes --
Appendix V.
Other Titles: Sophocle.
Responsibility: Jacques Jouanna ; translated by Steven Rendall.

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