Paperback Greek Tragedy in New Translations (Paperback)

By (author) Sophocles, Introduction by Michael Shaw, Translated by Anne Carson


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm x 10mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195049608
  • ISBN 13: 9780195049602
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 803,700

Product description

Sophocles' 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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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.