Sophocles: The Complete Plays (Signet Classics)

4.26 avg rating
( 3,306 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780451527844: Sophocles: The Complete Plays (Signet Classics)

Here in one volume are the full texts of the seven extant plays of the Greek playwright Sophocles, regarded by the Greeks of his time as a kind of "tragic Homer." This collection includes the revised and updated translations by Paul Roche of the Oedipus cycle, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, as well as all-new translations of Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philocetes.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Sophocles was born at Colonus, just outside Athens, in 496 BC, and lived ninety years. His long life spanned the rise and decline of the Athenian Empire; he was a friend of Pericles, and though not an active politician he held several public offices, both military and civil. The leader of a literary circle and friend of Herodotus, he was interested in poetic theory as well as practice, and he wrote a prose treatise On the Chorus. He seems to have been content to spend all his life at Athens, and is said to have refused several invitations to royal courts.

Sophocles first won a prize for tragic drama in 468, defeating the veteran Aeschylus. He wrote over a hundred plays for the Athenian theater, and is said to have come first in twenty-four contests. Only seven of his tragedies are now extant, these being Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, and the posthumous Oedipus at Colonus. A substantial part of The Searches, a satyr play, was recovered from papyri in Egypt in modern times. Fragments of other plays remain, showing that he drew on a wide range of themes; he also introduced the innovation of a third actor in his tragedies. He died in 406 BC.
Paul Roche, a distinguished English poet and translator, is the author of The Bible’s Greatest Stories. His other translations include Euripides: Ten Plays (Signet), Oedipus Plays of Sophocles (Meridian) and The Orestes Plays of Aeschylus (Meridian).

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sophocles
ISBN 10: 0451527844 ISBN 13: 9780451527844
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
vladimir belskiy
(Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mar 01, 2001. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # LR-VTJB-W87A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sophocles, Paul Roche (Translator)
Published by Signet Classics (2001)
ISBN 10: 0451527844 ISBN 13: 9780451527844
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet Classics, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0451527844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sophocles
Published by Signet Classics (2001)
ISBN 10: 0451527844 ISBN 13: 9780451527844
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet Classics, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110451527844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sophocles
Published by Signet Classics 2001-03-01 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0451527844 ISBN 13: 9780451527844
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet Classics 2001-03-01, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0451527844 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0451527844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sophocles
Published by Signet Classics (2001)
ISBN 10: 0451527844 ISBN 13: 9780451527844
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet Classics, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0451527844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sophocles
Published by Signet Classics
ISBN 10: 0451527844 ISBN 13: 9780451527844
New MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet Classics. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0451527844 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0171520

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds