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Description - Electra by Sophocles

This is one of the seven plays of Sophocles in the full editions by R.C. Jebb, all of which will be reissued under the BCP imprint. They have occasionally been reprinted but never before in affordable paperback versions. In this set, each volume contains a foreword by P.E. Easterling, concerned with Jebb and his contribution to Sophoclean scholarship; there follows an introduction by a noted Sophoclean scholar dealing with Jebb's treatment of the individual play and its value for - and contrast with - subsequent interpretations, for which a select bibliography is included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853996443
ISBN-10: 1853996440
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Bristol Classical Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sophocles

Richard Clavarhouse Jebb, Regius Professor of Greek and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, was one of the foremost classicists of the Victorian era. His editions of Sophocles' plays appeared in the last fifteen years of the 19th century. They are distinguished by the sensitivity of Jebb's literary and dramatic interpretations, and the neat translation facing the Greek text. They have had a profound influence on subsequent Sophoclean scholarship. P.E. Easterling, editor of this series and author of the new Foreword to each volume, is Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College. She is general editor of the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series. Jennifer March, who provides the Introduction to this volume, is the author of The Creative Poet: Studies on the Treatment of Myths in Greek Poetry (1987), The Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology (1998), and Sophocles: Electra, edited with introduction, translation and commentary (2001). She is attached to Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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