The Resource Sophocles, edited and translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones

Sophocles, edited and translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones

Label
Sophocles
Title
Sophocles
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
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.
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Sophocles
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA4414.A1
LC item number
S674 2014
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Lloyd-Jones, Hugh
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
20-21, 483
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  • Sophocles
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Antigone (Greek mythology)
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Greek drama
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Philoctetes (Greek mythology)
Summary expansion
Sophocles (497/6-406 BCE), with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm--but who also has more than ordinary pride and self-assurance. These qualities combine to lead to a tragic end. Hugh Lloyd-Jones gives us, in two volumes, a new translation of the seven surviving plays. Volume I contains Oedipus Tyrannus (which tells the famous Oedipus story), Ajax (a heroic tragedy of wounded self-esteem), and Electra (the story of siblings who seek revenge on their mother and her lover for killing their father). Volume II contains Oedipus at Colonus (the climax of the fallen hero's life), Antigone (a conflict between public authority and an individual woman's conscience), The Women of Trachis (a fatal attempt by Heracles' wife to regain her husband's love), and Philoctetes (Odysseus's intrigue to bring an unwilling hero to the Trojan War). Of his other plays, only fragments remain; but from these much can be learned about Sophocles' language and dramatic art. The major fragments--ranging in length from two lines to a very substantial portion of the satyr play The Searchers--are collected in Volume III of this edition. In prefatory notes Lloyd-Jones provides frameworks for the fragments of known plays
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general
Label
Sophocles, edited and translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones
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Note
Includes index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. I. Ajax. Electra. Oedipus Tyrannus -- v. II. Antigone. The women of Trachis. Philoctetes. Oedipus at Colonus -- v. III. Fragments
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
revised
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905183585
  • (MaCbHUP)hup0000120
Label
Sophocles, edited and translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. I. Ajax. Electra. Oedipus Tyrannus -- v. II. Antigone. The women of Trachis. Philoctetes. Oedipus at Colonus -- v. III. Fragments
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
revised
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905183585
  • (MaCbHUP)hup0000120

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