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Works: 10,296 works in 32,888 publications in 34 languages and 246,271 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Librettist, Composer, Lyricist, Adapter, Dedicatee, Translator
Classifications: PA4414.A2, 882.01
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Publications about Sophocles
Publications by Sophocles
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Most widely held works by Sophocles
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )
1,435 editions published between 1540 and 2015 in 29 languages and held by 7,563 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 )
124 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in English and held by 4,554 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the story of Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother
Electra by Sophocles( Book )
328 editions published between 1714 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,053 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." "Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation. This translation equals the original in ferocity of expression and leaves intact the inarticulate cries of suffering and joy that fill the play"--Jacket
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( Book )
146 editions published between 1765 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,217 libraries worldwide
"Contains the unabridged text of the classic Greek tragedy about Oedipus, a king who inadvertantly kills his father and marries his mother."
Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )
195 editions published between 1553 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,868 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
Sophoclis tragoediae by Sophocles( Book )
730 editions published between 1547 and 1985 in 11 languages and held by 1,792 libraries worldwide
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )
269 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,715 libraries worldwide
V.1. Oedipus the King. Oedipus at Colonus. Antigone.-v.2. Ajax. The women of Trachis. Electra. Philoctetes
Ajax by Sophocles( Book )
224 editions published between 1729 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,655 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
Oedipus tyrannus by Sophocles( Book )
294 editions published between 1550 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,627 libraries worldwide
Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )
40 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,488 libraries worldwide
Clean typescript
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )
66 editions published between 1823 and 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 1,244 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
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )
8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 1,137 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
Sophoclis fabulae by Sophocles( Book )
163 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )
91 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
A translation of the three plays dealing with events in the Oedipodean family history
The Antigone of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )
137 editions published between 1824 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
Holograph written in the hand of Alfred M. Langley (?)
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )
37 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Full text web version of Sophocles' Antigone
The Oedipus cycle : an English version by Sophocles( Book )
34 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death
The Oedipus plays of Sophocles; Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone by Sophocles( Book )
27 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
The story of Oedipus the great Theban king and his noble family's moving toward catastrophe, dragged down from wealth and power by pride, cursed with incest, suicide and murder
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Pseudo-Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sofocle 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.
Sofocle 497-406 f.Kr
Sofocle ca. 496-406 aC.
Sofocle ca. 496-406 v.Chr
Sofocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sofocle drammaturgo ateniese
Sofocle sec. V a.C.
Sofocles ca. 496-406 v.Chr
Sófocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sófocles dramaturgo da antiga Grecia
Sofocles dramaturgo de la antigua Grecia
Sófocles dramaturgu griegu antiguu
Sofokl 497-406 f.Kr
Sofokl ca. 496-406 v.Chr
Sofokl ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sofokle ca. 496-406 aC.
Sofokle ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sofokleo ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sófókles 497-406 f.Kr
Sofokles ca. 496-406 v.Chr
Sofokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sofoklī́s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.
Sofoklis 497-406 f.Kr
Sofokliu 497-406 f.Kr
Sôfôqles ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophocle 0496?-0406 av.J.C.
Sophocle 497-406 f.Kr
Sophocle ca. 496-406 aC.
Sophocle ca. 496-406 v.Chr
Sophocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophocle de Colone ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophocle dramaturge de la Grèce antique
Sophocles 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.
Sophocles 497-406 f.Kr
Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian
Sophocles, asi 496-406 př. Kr.
Sophocles Atheniensis ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophocles Atheniensis tragicus
Sophocles C. 496-406 B.C.
Sophocles ca. 496-406 aC.
Sophocles ca 496-406 př. Kr
Sophocles Sophista ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophocles tragicus
Sophocles Tragicus ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophoclis ca. 496-406 v.Chr
Sophoclis ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophoklê̄s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.
Sophokles 497-406 f.Kr
Sophokles Athener ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophokles C. 496-406 B.C.
Sophokles ca. 496-406 aC.
Sophokles ca. 496-406 v.Chr
Sophoklēs ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophokles klassischer griechischer Dichter
Sophokles-Piens, ... ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophokles Sohn des Sophillos ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophokles Sohn des Sophillus ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophokles Tragiker ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophokles von Athen ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophokleus ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sophoklis 497-406 f.Kr
Sopocles Tragicus ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sop'okle ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Sopokles Griego a trahiko
Sūfūklīs ca. 496-406 v.Chr
Sūfūklīs ca. v496/97 - v406/05
Σοφοκλῆς 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.
Σοφοκλής 497-406 π.Χ
Софокл афинский драматург, трагик
سوفوكليس، 496-406 ق. م.
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