A Companion to Sophocles

June 2, 2015|
A Companion to Sophocles by Kirk Ormand
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A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles.

  • First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies
  • Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles
  • Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens
  • Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context
  • Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights
Kirk Ormand is Professor of Classics at Oberlin. He is author of Exchange and the Maiden: Marriage in Sophoclean Tragedy (1999), Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome (2009), and The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women and Archaic Greece (2014).
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Title:A Companion to SophoclesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:624 pages, 9.6 X 6.8 X 1.1 inShipping dimensions:624 pages, 9.6 X 6.8 X 1.1 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1119025532

ISBN - 13:9781119025535

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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