The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/26/2011
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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Award-winning poet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully present a gripping new translation of Western literature's earliest treasures in The Complete Plays of Sophocles. In the tradition of Robert Fagles' bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and retaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore's Aeschylus, Bagg and Scully render Sophocles' dramas accessible and exciting for the modern reader. Students new to Athenian drama, readers of classical literature, and anyone wishing to kindle anew their passion for Greek tragedy will find no more captivating entrance to these milestones of world literature than in Bagg and Scully's The Complete Plays of Sophocles.

Table of Contents

When Theater Was Life: The World of Sophoclesp. xi
Introduction: Achilles Is Deadp. 3
Playp. 13
Women of Trakhis
Introduction: "You've Seen Nothing That IsNot Zeus"p. 99
Playp. 107
Introduction: Sophocles at 87p. 183
Playp. 191
Introduction: "Haven't You Realized the Dead ... Are Alive?"p. 285
Playp. 291
Oedipus the King
Introduction: "Something ... I Remember ... Wakes Up Terrified"p. 389
Playp. 397
Oedipus at Kolonos
Introduction: "His Death Was a Cause for Wonder"p. 495
Playp. 503
Introduction: "From What Kind of Parents Was I Born?"p. 619
Playp. 629
Notes to the Playsp. 707
Works Cited and Consultedp. 833
Acknowledgmentsp. 841
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