A Companion to Sophocles

Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

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A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

Brill's Companion to Sophocles

Author: Andreas Markantonatos

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 760

View: 879

Brill's Companion to Sophocles offers 32 chapters, newly commissioned and written by leading scholars, on Sophocles' life and works, as well as upon the basic historical, social, intellectual, moral, philosophical and religious issues of interest to Sophocles which remain central in the study of Greek tragedy to this day.

A Companion to Sophocles

Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 685

A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensivecollection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life,works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays tothe fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments ofone satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of hisextant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond thecurrent state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to thesocial, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth centuryAthens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations ofSophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality;significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; andreception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

Brill's Companion to the Reception of Sophocles

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

View: 214

Brill's Companion to the Reception of Sophocles offers a comprehensive account of the reception of Sophocles’ plays over the centuries, across cultures and within a range of different fields, such as literature, intellectual history, visual arts, music, dance, stage and cinema.

The Plays of Sophocles

A Companion to the University of Chicago Press Translations

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Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

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Category: Mythology, Greek, in literature

Page: 386

View: 113

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The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 168

This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

Sophocles: Antigone and Oedipus the King

A Companion to the Penguin Translation

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Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 111

View: 461

The power, riches and influence or these two Greek tragedies are immense. This volume will steer the reader through Robert Fagles' Penguin translation with Wilkins' Companions to "Antigone" and Macleod's to "Oedipus the King", and an introduction discussing Sophocles and Attic tragedy.

Sophocles: Antigone and Oedipus the King

A Companion to the Penguin Translation

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Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 111

View: 866

The power, riches and influence or these two Greek tragedies are immense. This volume will steer the reader through Robert Fagles' Penguin translation with Wilkins' Companions to "Antigone" and Macleod's to "Oedipus the King", and an introduction discussing Sophocles and Attic tragedy.

A Companion to Tragedy

Author: Rebecca Bushnell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

View: 298

A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy and history Offers a fresh assessment of Ancient Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the practice of reading tragedy has changed radically in the past two decades

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: Justina Gregory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

View: 534

The Blackwell Companion to Greek Tragedy provides readers with a fundamental grounding in Greek tragedy, and also introduces them to the various methodologies and the lively critical dialogue that characterize the study of Greek tragedy today. Comprises 31 original essays by an international cast of contributors, including up-and-coming as well as distinguished senior scholars Pays attention to socio-political, textual, and performance aspects of Greek tragedy All ancient Greek is transliterated and translated, and technical terms are explained as they appear Includes suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, and a generous and informative combined bibliography

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 304

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Oedipus Tyrannus by the great tragedian Sophocles is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek literature. The play has always been admired for the tight unity of its plot; every bit of every scene counts towards the dramatic effect. The action is concentrated into a single day in Oedipus' life; his heinous crimes of unwittingly killing his father and marrying his mother all lie long ago in the past, and now, in the action of this one day, there awaits for him only the discovery of the truth. Oedipus is portrayed as a noble king, deeply devoted to his people and they to him. Proud of his earlier defeat of the Sphinx, he is determined to save his city once again, and he unflinchingly pursues the truth of who he is and what he has done, unaware that it will bring him to disaster. The spectators, familiar with Oedipus' story, wait in horrified suspense for that terrible moment of realisation to arrive. And when it does, Oedipus survives it: he takes full responsibility for what he has done, accepts the grief and the pain, and carries on, remaining indomitable to the end. Sophocles gives no answer as to why Oedipus is made to suffer his tragic fate. He simply shows us how human life is; how even a great and good man can be brought to the utmost misery through no fault of his own. The gods may, for no apparent reason, deal out unbelievable suffering, but humankind can survive it. Jenny March's new facing-page translation brings alive the power and complexities ofSophocles' writing, with a substantial introduction and a detailed commentary.

The Plays of Sophocles

Author: A. F. Garvie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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The emphasis throughout this book, ideal for sixth form and early university students, is on Sophocles' tragic thinking, on the concept of the 'Sophoclean hero', and on the dramatic structure of the plays. The seven extant plays, Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus are assessed and a brief concluding chapter draws together what has been said in the seven studies. This second edition has been revised fully, with an updated further reading list and more detailed information on the chorus and staging of the plays. The aim of the book is to help readers to understand why Sophocles is still worth reading, or going to see in the theatre, in the 21st century, and to show how far Sophoclean scholarship has moved in recent decades from the once prevalent view that he was a pious religious conformist who had nothing very profound or original to say, but who said it very beautifully. The volume is a companion to The Plays of Euripides (by James Morwood) and The Plays of Aeschylus (by Alex Garvie) also available in second editions from Bloomsbury. A further essential guide to the themes and context of ancient Greek tragedy may be found in Laura Swift's new introductory volume, Greek Tragedy.

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: John Ferguson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 636

View: 456

This handbook provides students and scholars with a highly readable yet detailed analysis of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr plays. John Ferguson places each play in its historical, political, and social context—important for both Athenian and modern audiences—and he displays a keen, discriminating critical competence in dealing with the plays as literature. Ferguson is sensitive to the meter and sound of Greek tragedy, and, with remarkable success, he manages to involve even the Greekless reader in an actual encounter with the Greek as poetry. He examines language and metrics in relation to each tragedian's dramatic purpose, thus elucidating the crucial dimension of technique that other handbooks, mostly the work of philologists, renounce in order to concentrate on structure and plot. The result is perceptive criticism in which the quality of Ferguson's scholarship vouches for what he sees in the plays. The book is prefaced with a general introduction to ancient Greek theatrical production, and there is a brief biographical sketch of each tragedian. Footnotes are avoided: the object of this handbook is to introduce readers to the plays as dramatic poetry, not to detail who said what about them. There is an extensive bibliography for scholars and a glossary of Greek words to assist the student with the operative moral and stylistic terms of Greek tragedy.

A Companion to Greek Literature

Author: Martin Hose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 223

A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars of Greek literature Offers comprehensive coverage of the many genres and literary forms produced by the ancient Greeks—including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the novel, and technical literature Includes readings that address the production and transmission of ancient Greek texts, historic reception, individual authors, and much more Explores the subject of ancient Greek literature in innovative ways

A Companion to Greek Mythology

Author: Ken Dowden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 747

A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece

Sophocles

The Plays and Fragments

Author: Sophocles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page:

View: 791

A Companion to Classical Receptions

Author: Lorna Hardwick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

View: 427

Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics