Electra by Sophocles
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Electra by Sophocles

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This is an English translation of Sophocles' tragedy of Electra, and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother and step father for the murder of their father. This edition also includes an "afterlife" essay that discusses adaptations of the play, as well as touches on other ways Electra has had influence (Jung's identification of the Electra Complex, O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra"). Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781585102815
ISBN-10: 1585102814
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 9mm x 11mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Electra by Sophocles Electra, Paperback (October 2014)

Locked into a bloody cycle of murder and reprisal, Electra, haunted by her father's assassination, is consumed by grief and a thirst for vengeance. When her brother Orestes at last returns, she urges him to a savage and terrifying conclusion.

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Author Biography - Sophocles

Hanna Roisman is the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Classics at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her special interests are Homeric epic, Greek and Roman tragedy and Classical literature and modern film.

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