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Works: 9,895 works in 23,773 publications in 47 languages and 199,925 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Essays  Tragicomedies  Fiction  Musical settings  Historical drama  Music 
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
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )
1,850 editions published between 1540 and 2016 in 43 languages and held by 10,226 libraries worldwide
Presents a modern interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone and includes explanatory notes on the text and mythological content
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )
310 editions published between 1589 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 4,027 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
Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )
219 editions published between 1588 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,707 libraries worldwide
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )
555 editions published between 1729 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,475 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."--BOOK JACKET
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( Book )
131 editions published between 1787 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,238 libraries worldwide
"Contains the unabridged text of the classic Greek tragedy about Oedipus, a king who inadvertantly kills his father and marries his mother."
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 2,229 libraries worldwide
Volume II continues the tragedies of Euripides and also contains the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander
Ajax by Sophocles( Book )
220 editions published between 1714 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,672 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
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )
8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )
147 editions published between 1658 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 1,119 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 )
113 editions published between 1586 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,087 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
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )
6 editions published between 1957 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 libraries worldwide
Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )
20 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Sophoclis fabulae by Sophocles( Book )
112 editions published between 1923 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Antigone by Sophocles( Sound Recording )
50 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 729 libraries worldwide
Howard Sackler directs this production of Sophocles' Antigone starring Doroty Tutin, Max Adrian jeremy Brett, Eileen Atkins, Geoffery Dunn
Elektra : a play by Sophocles( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 libraries worldwide
The Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus by Sophocles( Book )
13 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 670 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
Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Sound Recording )
31 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Ancient Greek tragedy about the fall of a king
Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 646 libraries worldwide
The classical Greek drama of the tyrant king, translated by William Butler Yeats
The Oedipus cycle : an English version by Sophocles( Book )
27 editions published between 1939 and 2002 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death
The Ajax of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )
106 editions published between 1714 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 464 libraries worldwide
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