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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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"Here, for the first time in English, is celebrated French classicist Jacques Jouanna's magisterial account of the life and work of Sophocles. Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's greatest age, the fifth century." --  Read more...
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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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"Here, for the first time in English, is celebrated French classicist Jacques Jouanna's magisterial account of the life and work of Sophocles. Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's greatest age, the fifth century." -- Publisher's description

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"A magnificent companion to Sophocles."---Jarsolav Danes, Eirene - Studia Graeca et Latina "Regardless of its entanglements with democratic culture, Greek tragedy remains a nebulous,shimmering planet Read more...

 
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