Electra - Greek Tragedy in New Translations (Paperback)

by Sophocles, Michael Shaw, Anne Carson

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Sophocles' "Electra" tells the story of the revenge Orestes and Electra take on their mother, Clytemnestra, for the murder of their father Agamemnon, after he returns from the Trojan War. In Sophocles' depiction of this myth, Electra admits that her actions are shameful even though they are just. Each play in the "Greek Tragedies in New Translations" series - meant for the non-specialist reader - is preceded by a critical introduction and is accompanied by notes designed to clarify obscure references and to explain the conventions of the Athenian stage.

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Published
01/02/2001

Publisher
Oxford University Press Inc

ISBN
9780195049602


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