Sophocles' innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues.
portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother's lover. Aeschylus and Euripides also dramatized this story, but the objectivity and humanity of Sophocles' version provides a new perspective. Depicting the fall of a great hero,
examines the enigma of power and weakness combined in one being, while the
Women of Trachis
portrays the tragic love and error of Heracles' deserted wife Deianeira, and
deals with the conflict between physical force and moral strength.
The Oedipus Trilogy
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Timeless Classics: The Trachiniae (Illustrated)
Sophocles was born in 495 B.C. into a wealthy family near Athens, and thus benefited from all the intellectual stimulation that Greece had to offer in its Golden Age. He studied the arts, and eventually wrote over 120 plays. Unfortunately, only 7…
Sophocles addresses themes of civil disobedience, fidelity, and love for family; and questions which law is greater: the gods' or man's—in this play that challenged many established mores of Ancient Greece.
Ajax Sophocles, one of three ancient Greek tragedians (497B.C.-406B.C.)This ebook presents «Ajax», from Sophocles. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected.TABLE OF CONTENTS -01- ABOUT THIS…
The Oedipus Trilogy
The Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles.
Included herein are the seven surviving plays of Athens’ pre-eminent playwright, Sophocles, masterfully translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A., LL.D. The plays included are: ‘Antigone,’ ‘Aias,’ ‘King Oedipus,’ ‘Electra,’ ‘The Trachinian…
"What good were eyes to me? Nothing I could see could bring me joy…"Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the ill-fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus Rex, and Oedipus at…
Included herein are the seven surviving plays of Athens’ pre-eminent playwright, Sophocles, masterfully translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A., LL.D. The plays included are: ‘Antigone,’ ‘Aias,’ ‘King Oedipus,’ ‘Electra,’ ‘The Trachinian Maidens,’ and…
The Trachinian Maidens
‘The Trachinian Maidens’ (also ‘Women of Trachis’ or ‘The Trachiniae’) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles, in which Deianeira, the wife of Heracles, is distraught over her husband's neglect of her family. Unable to cope with the thought…
Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, 'Electra' recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their…
Timeless Classics: Philoctetes (Illustrated)
Philoctetes was part of the Greek expedition to Troy. Before they arrived there, he was bitten by a snake when he unintentionally trespassed on the shrine of a nymph. Because the wound was divine, it would not heal and caused Philoctetes great pain.…
Filled with passionate speeches and sensitive probing of moral and philosophical issues, this powerful drama reveals the grim fate that befalls the children of Oedipus. When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the…
The Theban Plays
The stirring tale of a legendary royal family's fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Sophocles' three-play cycle, chronicling Oedipus's search for the truth and its tragic…
Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus - Antigone
To Laius, King of Thebes, an oracle foretold that the childborn to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed hismother. So when in time a son was born the infant's feet were riveted together andhe was left to die on Mount Cithaeron.But…
About Sophocles, David Raeburn, Pat Easterling
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