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Sophocles

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Works: 9,672 works in 23,866 publications in 29 languages and 190,728 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Textbooks  Comic books, strips, etc  Literature  Portraits  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Originator, Lyricist, Librettist, Creator, Composer, Adapter, Contributor, Translator, Collector
Classifications: PA4414.A2, 882.01
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Publications about Sophocles
Publications by Sophocles
Most widely held works by Sophocles
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )
1,601 editions published between 1550 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 12,191 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
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 )
12 editions published between 1938 and 1963 in English and held by 2,232 libraries worldwide
Volume II continues the tragedies of Euripides and also contains the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )
280 editions published between 1789 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,884 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
Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )
39 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )
394 editions published between 1568 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered ; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance
Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )
182 editions published between 1586 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,276 libraries worldwide
"En route to fight the Trojan War, the Greek army abandons 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 cannot be 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, and then 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 most morally complex and penetrating plays."--BOOK JACKET
The Oedipus cycle : an English version by Sophocles( Book )
6 editions published between 1949 and 1977 in English and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
"The ancient myth of Oedipus, which still reverberates to this day, provided Sophocles with material for three great tragedies -- Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone -- that together recount the downfall of Oedipus, king of Thebes, his death in exile, and the action carried out after his death by his daughter Antigone"--Page 4 of cover
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )
311 editions published between 1824 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 1,198 libraries worldwide
Disaster follows when Creon, King of Thebes, forbids Antigone to bury her brother whom he has declared a traitor
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )
8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
Sophoclis Tragoediae by Sophocles( Book )
391 editions published between 1552 and 1985 in 9 languages and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
A French translation of the works of Sophocles by Estienne Papin
Electra by Sophocles( Book )
79 editions published between 1714 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate 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. Although it has been at times oversh
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
Sophokles by Sophocles( Book )
422 editions published between 1781 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )
22 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 libraries worldwide
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Full text web version of Sophocles' Antigone
The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )
26 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
A translation of the three plays dealing with events in the Oedipodean family history
Ajax by Sophocles( Book )
72 editions published between 1839 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 752 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
The Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus by Sophocles( Book )
13 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--Are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English
Sophocles : Ajax by Sophocles( Book )
183 editions published between 1573 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 649 libraries worldwide
"Sophocles' Ajax is one of the most disturbing and powerful surviving ancient tragedies. But it is also difficult to understand and interpret. What are we to make of its protagonist's extremism? Does Ajax deserve the isolation and divine punishment he experiences? Why is his state of mind so difficult to determine?" "Jon Hesk offers answers to these and many other questions by drawing together the very latest critical work on the play, and introduces the reader to key frames for its interpretation, including Sophoclean heroism, language and form, Homeric intertextuality, Athens' 'masculinist' culture and the post-classical reception of Ajax."--BOOK JACKET
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )
57 editions published between 1912 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Sophocles with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm - but who also has more than ordinary pride and self-assurance. These qualities combine to lead to a tragic end. -- Jacket
 
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Sophokles klassischer griechischer Dichter
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Sopokles Griego a trahiko
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소포끌레스 B.C.496-B.C.406
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