Sophocles: Four Tragedies (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
384
Utgivningsdatum
2015-03-19
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Dimensioner
224 x 140 x 33 mm
Vikt
545 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199286232
Sophocles: Four Tragedies (inbunden)

Sophocles: Four Tragedies

Oedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus

Inbunden Engelska, 2015-03-19
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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.
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Choice Rendered with uncanny clarity and intrinsic energy, the translation shows great patience, ingenuity, and learning in the capturing of the Greek original. It is lucid, smooth, elegant, and musical, captivating readers instantly.


Times Literary Supplement, Jon Hesk Impressive and accessible... The dramatic, thematic and rhetorical thrust of Sophocles' writing is now better served by Taplin.


David Matthews, Classics for All Taplin has produced a learned, thoughtful and detailed exploration of the plays ... his search for voice and balance, his enthusiasm for the task and material and, not least, the humour, that can be found throughout this admirable text.


PRN Magazine readable, humorous and varied translation most certainly worth the price of admission.


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Sophocles, born in the 490s BC, was a leading ancient Greek dramatist who composed as many as 120 plays in his long lifetime, although only seven survive. He entered and won many of the dramatic competitions held in honour of Dionysus, and was also a prominent public figure in the Athens of his day.

Innehållsförteckning

The Priorities of this Translation ; Introduction to Sophocles and Greek Tragic Theatre ; Note on Text, Spellings, Stage Directions, etc. ; List of Maps ; OEDIPUS THE KING ; Introduction ; Translation ; AIAS ; Introduction ; Translation ; PHILOCTETES ; Introduction ; Translation ; OEDIPUS AT COLONUS ; Introduction ; Translation ; Notes ; Select Biblography