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The Complete Sophocles : The Theban Plays (Paperback)

Author: Sophocles

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers specially commissioned translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The translations in this series are the result of collaborations between outstanding poets and prominent scholars. Each play is provided with full stage directions and accompanied by an informative introduction, extensive commentary, and a glossary of mythical and geographical references.

This volume collects for the first time, in the extraordinary verse translations that distinguish this series, three of Sophocles' most moving tragedies, all concerned with the far-famed Oedipus of Thebes and his ill-fated family:

Peter Burian is Professor of Classical and Comparative Literatures, and Theater Studies at Duke University.

Alan Shapiro is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

William Arrowsmith founded the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series and was its first General Editor;

Herbert Golder also served as General Editor.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195388800
SKU 212323494
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195388801
Release Date 11/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0428
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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