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Sophocles Electra (Prentice-Hall Greek drama series)

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Sophocles Electra (Prentice-Hall Greek drama series)

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Published by Prentice Hall .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drama,
  • Electra (Greek mythology)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9294738M
    ISBN 100132470152
    ISBN 109780132470155

    Faithful as translations and vigorous and straightforward both to read and to act, these versions were written, like their originals, for immediate staage-production. Kitto has deliberately used a fairly strict meter, allowing himself no greater number of verses than Sophocles used, and where the original is formal--as in the line-by-line dialogue--the translations too are formal. Seven Tragedies of Sophocles: Electra Page 5 El. Daylight pure, bright sky, Earth's coverlet, you are longstanding nightfade witnesses to my laments, rent from my chest, so bloodied now with self-struck blows, while, hated bed, you overhear my nightlong 90 dirge, within this wretched house, for my poor father. Not for him the war-god's.

    Sophocles’ “Elektra” (aka Electra) - written circa BCE. Translated by G. Theodoridis. "Sophocles' Electra deals with the famous story of Orestes' vengeance on his mother Clytemnestra for her murder of his father Agamemnon. This book discusses whether the matricide is a just and final act of violence, or whether Sophocles ironically implies that it is more problematic than it seems.

      According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote or more plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form, namely Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian Women, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.   One of Sophocles' more accomplished dramas, the Electra has always generated a good deal of scholarly debate. This edition, the first full-scale commentary on any play of Sophocles since the nineteenth century, explores afresh long-standing controversies such as the moral status of the killing of Clytemnestra, while also investigating many subjects which have /5(17).


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Sophocles Electra (Prentice-Hall Greek drama series) by W. Sale Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pylades, Orestes, and the Old Man, Orestes's keeper, arrive at Mycenae at daybreak. They have come to exact revenge for the murder of Agamemnon, Orestes's father, as instructed by an oracle of Apollo. Electra, Orestes's sister, is heard sobbing within the house outside of which the three stand discussing how to execute their plan.

Electra is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles; the first publication date is unknown. Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis. Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies Book 2) by Sophocles, Mark Griffith, David Grene.

Sophocles sure could turn a phrase, or at least he could through Derek Coltman. Coltman's is an immensely readable translation: easy to follow, beautifully written, and with plenty of repeatable lines.

His version of Electra's "argument" for her mother's wrong-doing is as moving as any I've read. Yet Sophocles shines through in the shape of the /5. According to the Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus/5(13).

Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation. This translation equals the original in ferocity of expression, and leaves intact the inarticulate cries of suffering and joy that fill the play.

: Electra (Dover Thrift Editions) (): Sophocles, Sir George Young: BooksReviews: 7. “Electra” is widely considered to be Sophocles‘ best character drama, due to the thoroughness of its examination of the morals and motives of Electra herself.

Where Aeschylus told the story with an eye to the ethical issues associated, Sophocles (like Euripides) addresses the problem of character, and asks what kind of woman would want Ratings: Electra (Greek Tragedy in New Translations series) by Sophocles.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. Antigone / Oedipus the King / Electra, Sophocles, Edith Hall (Editor), H.D.F. Kitto (Translator) This volume contains three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles, widely regarded since antiquity as the greatest of all the tragic vivid translations, which combine elegance and modernity, are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy, and are equally suitable for reading /5.

Electra By Sophocles. Commentary: Many comments have been posted about Electra. Download: A 72k text-only version is available for download. Electra By Sophocles Written B.C.E Translated by R. Jebb. Dramatis Personae ORESTES, son of Agamemnon and CLYTEMNESTRA ELECTRA, sister of ORESTES. : Electra () by Sophocles and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great : Paperback.

oedipus the king, antigone, electra, this are the master pieaces of the greek tragedy. sophocles brings us the wonderfull mitology stories in a fantastic point of view. the bloody legassy that oedipus brings on his family apears on this wonderfull dramas.

this tragedies are the finest creation of the greek culture, and a must to reed for any literture fan all over the world. 5/5(4). Sophocles: The Electra of Sophocles.

With notes / (Boston, J. Allyn, ), also by Richard Henry Mather and R. Jebb (page images at HathiTrust) Sophocles: Electra of Sophocles, with notes critical and explanatory.

Sophocles, the son of Sophilus, was a wealthy member of the rural deme (small community) of Hippeios Colonus in Attica, which was to become a setting for one of his plays, and he was probably born there.

Sophocles was born a few years before the Battle of Marathon in BC: the exact year is unclear, although /6 is the most likely. Sophocles was born into a. Check out this great listen on The myth of Electra is retold in this master work by Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles.

After the murder of her father at the hands of her mother, the housebound Electra discovers that her last hope for. Every era needs the classics on its own terms, so Sophocles' Electra, translated by Anne Carson (The Beauty of the Husband; Forecasts, Dec. 18, ), should prove very popular among newcomers and seasoned readers of the sublime dramatist's brutal drama, as well as among Carson's many : $ Electra or Elektra (Greek: Ἠλέκτρα / Ēlektra) is a Greek tragic play by Sophocles.

Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes ( BC) and the Oedipus at Colonus ( BC) lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of Sophocles' career. Jennifer March, who provides the Introduction to this volume, is the author of The Creative Poet: Studies on the Treatment of Myths in Greek Poetry (), The Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology (), and Sophocles: Electra, edited with introduction, translation and commentary ().

She is attached to Corpus Christi College, : $ One of Sophocles' more accomplished dramas, the Electra has always generated a good deal of scholarly debate.

This edition, the first full-scale commentary on any play of Sophocles since the nineteenth century, explores afresh long-standing controversies such as the moral status of the killing of Clytemnestra, while also investigating many subjects which have.

By: Sophocles ( BC) Sophocles' play dramatizes the aftermath of Agamemnon's murder by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. His daughter Electra is hungry for revenge and longs for the return of her brother Orestes to help her achieve her ends.In view of the multitude of translations, commentaries and monographs (not to mention individual articles or chapters in books) on Sophocles’ play Electra that have appeared since the beginning of the new millennium, 1 one might ask what original contribution can still be made to the existing scholarship without simply repeating what others have already said.The Paperback of the Electra by Sophocles at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Roisman's book can serve as a very useful introduction for a newcomer to Classics and Greek tragedy and is well suited for a non-language student without ancient Greek.

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