Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge 2nd Revised edition
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Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles
Book DescriptionIntended for the student and general reader, this close literary study of the most famous Greek tragedy combines scene-by-scene literary analysis with an account of the play's historical, intellectual, social, and mythical background. It traces adaptions of the play from Aristotle on to Freud, Levi-Strauss, Lacan and the most recent criticism. This second edition draws on new approaches to the study of Greek tragedy; discusses the most recent interpretative scholarship on the play; and contains an annotated up-to-date bibliography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195133219
(232mm x 151mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sophocles
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This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics.
Sophocles: Ajax, Paperback (February 2015)
Not since 1896 has Sophocles' Ajax received such a sustained analysis on so many levels: literary, dramatic, textual and metrical.
Electra, Paperback (October 2014)» View all books by Sophocles
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
Charles Segal is Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics at Harvard University.
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