Sophocles: Electra

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Cambridge University Press, 08.03.1973 - 255 Seiten
In this edition of Sophocles' Electra, one of the greatest tragedies in Greek or any literature, Mr Keels presents the play as a study in revenge, but in a subtle way whose meaning depends upon the continuous use of dramatic irony. He relates the confrontations of principle and character depicted to the social and political controversies of the period in which Sophocles was writing. The introduction describes the background to the play, explains some of the main features of Sophocles' style, and outlines an interpretation which is fully worked out in the detailed commentary. There are appendices on metre and the text. The edition is intended for use by senior school and undergraduate students, and all those concerned to read and appreciate the play in the original.
 

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Introduction
1
2 ΤΗΕ STYLE ΟF SOPHOCLES
12
3 SΤΑGΕ ΡRODUCTION
18
ELECTRA
25
COMMENTARY
79
ΤΗΕ LYRICS METRES
232
EXCURSUS ON 108797
240
ΤΗΕ ΤRANSMISSION OF THE TEXT BY PE EASTERLING
243
INDEXES
253
2 GENERAL
254
3 DEVIATIONS FROM THE OXFORD CLASSICAL TEXT
255
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Sophocles was born around 496 B.C. in Colonus (near Athens), Greece. In 480, he was selected to lead the paean (choral chant to a god) celebrating the decisive Greek sea victory over the Persians at the Battle of Salamis. He served as a treasurer and general for Athens when it was expanding its empire and influence. He wrote approximately 123 plays including Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Trachiniae, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. His last recorded act was to lead a chorus in public mourning for Euripides. He died in 406 B. C.

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