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The complete plays of Sophocles : a new translation, Robert Bagg and James Scully

Label
The complete plays of Sophocles : a new translation
Title
The complete plays of Sophocles
Title remainder
a new translation
Statement of responsibility
Robert Bagg and James Scully
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
The most celebrated plays of ancient Athens in vivid and dynamic new translations by award-winning poets Robert Bagg and James Scully The dominant Athenian playwright in fifth-century-BCE Athens, Sophocles left us seven powerful dramas that still shock as they render the violence that erupts within divinity and humankind. Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone trace three generations of a family manipulated by the inscrutably vindictive god Apollo to commit patricide, incest, and kin murder. Elektra and Women of Trakhis begin as studies of women obsessed with hatred and desire but become dissenting critiques of the Greeks? enthusiasm for revenge and ego-crazed heroics. Two hard-hitting dramas set in war zones, Aias and Philoktetes, use conflicts among Greek warriors at Troy to thrash out political and ethical crises confronting Athenian society itself. These translations, modern in idiom while faithful to the Greek and already proven stageworthy, preserve the depth and subtlety of Sophocles? characters and refresh and clarify his narratives. Their focus on communities under extreme stress still resonates deeply for us here and now. This is Sophocles for a new generation entering the turbulent arena of ancient Greek drama
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Sophocles
Dewey number
882.01
Index
no index present
Language note
In English; translated from the Greek
LC call number
PA4414.A1
LC item number
B34 2011
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bagg, Robert
  • Scully, James
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  • Sophocles
  • Mythology, Greek
Label
The complete plays of Sophocles : a new translation, Robert Bagg and James Scully
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [833]-839)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Aias
  • Women of Trakhis
  • Philoktetes
  • Elektra
  • Oedipus the King
  • Oedipus at Kolonos
  • Antigone
Control code
1522845
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxxvii, 842 pages
Isbn
9780062020345
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1522845
  • (Sirsi) 1522845
  • (OCoLC)670476267
Label
The complete plays of Sophocles : a new translation, Robert Bagg and James Scully
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [833]-839)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Aias
  • Women of Trakhis
  • Philoktetes
  • Elektra
  • Oedipus the King
  • Oedipus at Kolonos
  • Antigone
Control code
1522845
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxxvii, 842 pages
Isbn
9780062020345
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1522845
  • (Sirsi) 1522845
  • (OCoLC)670476267

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