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The Tragedies of Sophocles
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The Tragedies of Sophocles

James Morwood

Abstract

This book provides separate discussions of each of Sophocles' seven plays: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. It sets these between an chapter that outlines modern approaches to Greek tragedy and a final chapter that spotlights a key moment in the reception of each work. Focusing on the tragedies' dramatic power and the challenges with which they confront an audience, the book refuses to confine them within a supposedly Sophoclean template. They are seven unique works, only alike in the fact that they are all major masterpieces.

Keywords: Sophocles, Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus, Greek tragedy, major masterpieces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781904675716
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675716.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Morwood, author
Wadham College, Oxford