Sophocles: Electra by P. J. FinglassSophocles: Electra by P. J. Finglass

Sophocles: Electra

EditorP. J. Finglass

Paperback | June 16, 2011

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One of Sophocles' more accomplished dramas, the Electra has always generated a good deal of scholarly debate. This 2007 edition, the first full-scale commentary on any play of Sophocles since the nineteenth century, explores afresh long-standing controversies such as the moral status of the killing of Clytemnestra, while also investigating many subjects which have traditionally attracted less attention, such as the place of rhetoric within the drama, the use of typical scenes, and allusions to epinician poetry. It provides original metrical analyses of the lyrical sections of the play and a revised Greek text. Research on the papyri, mediaeval manuscripts and printed editions has led to a more accurate apparatus criticus than ever before, with many conjectures attributed to their rightful owners.
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 approximat...
Title:Sophocles: ElectraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:660 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.46 inPublished:June 16, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521292581

ISBN - 13:9780521292580


Table of Contents

Introduction; SOPHOKLEOUS ELEKTRA; Commentary; Appendices.

Editorial Reviews

"Number 44 in the Classical Texts and Commentaries series does not disappoint ... Accessible and humane, it is a must for the university library and will be a great asset for anyone teaching the play." --Journal of Classics Teaching