Sophocles: Antigone

Sophocles: Antigone

Paperback Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Language: English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

By (author) Sophocles, Edited by Mark Griffith, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Language: English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 182mm x 24mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521337011
  • ISBN 13: 9780521337014
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Sales rank: 186,568

Product description

Sophocles' Antigone is probably the most widely read and performed of all Greek tragedies, and its themes and conflicts resonate powerfully into the modern era. In this new edition, Mark Griffith combines sophisticated literary and cultural interpretation with close attention to language, metre, and issues of performance, and thus makes the play more fully available to readers of Greek than ever before. The introduction requires no knowledge of Greek and will interest all students of drama and literature.

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'Griffith ... it would be fairer to describe him as thorough, undogmatic, and open-minded. He is in most respects the ideal commentator, and this book will be of permanent value to scholars and students at all levels.' Hermathena

Table of contents

Introduction: 1. Sophocles and Athens; 2. The story of Antigone; 3. Structure, dramatic technique, style; 4. The production; 5. The meaning of the play; 6. The transmission of the text; Antigone; Commentary.