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Plays: "Ajax", "Electra", "Oedipus Tyrannus" v. 1 - Loeb Classical Library (Hardback)
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Plays: "Ajax", "Electra", "Oedipus Tyrannus" v. 1 - Loeb Classical Library (Hardback)

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Hardback 492 Pages / Published: 14/10/1994
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Sophocles (497/6 406 BCE), considered one of the world s greatest poets, forged tragedy from the heroic excess of myth and legend. Seven complete plays are extant, including Oedipus Tyrannus, Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. Among many fragments that also survive is a substantial portion of the satyr drama The Searchers.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674995574
Number of pages: 492
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 171 x 121 x 23 mm


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Hugh Lloyd-Jones was a very natural choice of editor...He gives a 22-page introduction on Sophocles' life, together with a very brief consideration of the seven plays and a short guide to further reading.
Sir Hugh is providing, that is, what Nabokov, in rendering "Eugene Onegin", called a metaphrase--a scrupulous, bare explanation of the original...Plainspun prose indeed, but attractively diaphanous. We can be pretty sure that these were the exact lexical intentions of Sophocles...Reading the seven Sophocles plays in the new Loeb version only confirms his impenetrable greatness.--Donald Lyons "New Criterion "

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