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    Fragments (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Sophocles, Volume editor Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones

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    DescriptionSophocles (497/6-406 BC), the second of the great tragedians of Athens and by common consent one of the world's greatest poets, wrote more than 120 plays. Only seven of these survive complete, but we have a wealth of fragments, from which much can be learned about Sophocles' language and dramatic art. This volume presents, in Greek and facing English translation, a collection of all the major fragments, ranging in length from two lines to a very substantial portion of the play "The Searchers". Prefatory notes provide frameworks for the fragments of the known plays. Many of the Sophoclean fragments were preserved by quotation in other authors; others, some of considerable size, are known to us from papyri discovered during the past century. Among the lost plays of which we have large fragments, "The Searchers" shows the god Hermes, soon after his birth playing an amusing trick on his brother Apollo; and "Niobe" tells how Apollo and Artemis punish Niobe for a slight upon their mother, kiling her twelve children. Throughout the volume, we see Sophocles drawing his subjects from legend.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophocles, Volume editor Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 442
    Width: 105 mm
    Height: 158 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780674995321
    ISBN 10: 0674995325

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    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
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    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    LC classification: PA4414.A1 L56 1994, PA4414.A1L
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    Publication date
    15 July 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Review quote
    This is a publication of very great importance.--Peter Jones "JACT Review "
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    This volume presents a collection of all the major fragment, ranging in length from two lines to a very substantial portion of the satyr play The Searchers. Prefatory notes provide framework for the fragment of the known plays