Sophocles Plays 2: Ajax; Women Of Trachis; Electra; Philoctetes

July 13, 2009|
Sophocles Plays 2: Ajax; Women Of Trachis; Electra; Philoctetes by J. Michael Walton
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Sophocles'' greatest plays reissued in the new Classical Greek Dramatists series. Introduced by series editor J Michael Walton



Includes the surviving complete plays: Ajax which plots the downfall of Odysseus''s greatest Trojan enemy - who slaughters a whole herd of cattle before killing himself; Women of Trachis in which the seemingly docile Deianira prepares a lethal homecoming for her womanising husband Heracles; in Electra the son and daughter of the ill-starred Agamemnon plan their revenge on their usurping stepfather and mother and finally Philoctetes in which Sophocles brilliantly explores the themes of pain, love and the betrayal of trust.



J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical ...
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Title:Sophocles Plays 2: Ajax; Women Of Trachis; Electra; Philoctetes
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:226 pages, 7.01 X 4.41 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:226 pages, 7.01 X 4.41 X 0.75 in
Published:July 13, 2009
Publisher:Bloomsbury
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780413628800

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