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    Electra (Greek Tragedy in New Translations (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Sophocles, Introduction by Michael Shaw, Translated by Anne Carson

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    DescriptionSophocles' Electra tells the story of the revenge Orestes and Electra take on their mother, Clytemnestra, for the murder of their father Agamemnon, after he returns from the Trojan War. In Sophocles' depiction of this myth, Electra admits that her actions are shameful even though they are just. Anne Carson a renowned poet, and Michael Shaw, a respected classicist, combine their talents to create this new addition to the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series. Each play in the series, meant for the non-specialist reader, is preceded by a critical introduction and is accompanied by notes designed to clarify obscure references and to explain the conventions of the Athenian stage.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophocles, Introduction by Michael Shaw, Translated by Anne Carson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 132 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195049602
    ISBN 10: 0195049608

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    DC21: 882.01
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    LC classification: PA4414.E5 C37 2001
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    19 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Anne Carson is McNaughton Professor of Classics at McGill University, Canada. Michael Shaw is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Kansas.