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Sophocles: Selected Fragmentary Plays: Volume I


The Athenian tragic dramatist Sophocles wrote over 120 plays in his sixty-year career, of which only seven have survived complete. This volume presents what is known, or can be inferred or conjectured, about half a dozen plays known to us only from quotations, indirect references, and occasionally a papyrus. The selection includes four plays about the Trojan War and its aftermath, all concerned with Achilles or his son Neoptolemus (The Diners, Troilus, Polyxene, and Hermione), and two presenting episodes from Athenian legend (Tereus and Phaedra). The editors have taken a special interest in th ... More

Keywords: Sophocles, plays, Trojan War, Achilles, Neoptolemus, The Diners, Troilus, Polyxene, Hermione, Tereus, Phaedra

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780856687655
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856687655.001.0001