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Sophocles: Philoctetes

bySophoclesEditorJudith Affleck

Paperback | April 23, 2001

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Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities. Philoctetes is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama. Useful features include full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre. Philoctetes is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.
The Greek dramatist Sophocles, born to a wealthy family at Colonus, near Athens, was admired as a boy for his personal beauty and musical skill. He served faithfully as a treasurer and general for Athens when it was expanding its empire and influence. In the dramatic contests, he defeated Aeschylus in 468 b.c. for first prize in traged...
Title:Sophocles: PhiloctetesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 7.99 × 5 × 0.28 inPublished:April 23, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521644801

ISBN - 13:9780521644808


Table of Contents

Preface; Background to the Story; Philoctetes: Translation and commentary; Guide to Pronunciation of Names; Synopsis of the Play; Introduction to the Greek Theatre; Index.