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    Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Sophocles, Edited by Seth L. Schein

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    DescriptionSophocles' Philoctetes is one of the most widely read Greek tragedies today but is a complex and challenging play to interpret. Its representation of Philoctetes as a sufferer of physical and emotional pain gives it remarkable power and intensity. It juxtaposes Homeric and fifth-century institutions and values, explores honor, power and expediency as principles of personal and political life, and represents contrasts and conflicts between innocence and experience, ends and means, and the needs and demands of the individual and those of society. This edition with commentary makes the play accessible to students, teachers, and other readers of Greek literature at all levels. The introduction discusses the main problems of interpretation and gives an account of its reception from antiquity to the present day.


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    Title
    Sophocles: Philoctetes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophocles, Edited by Seth L. Schein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521681438
    ISBN 10: 052168143X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    LC classification: PA4413 .P5 2013
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    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Seth L. Schein is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Davis. His main areas of scholarly research and writing are Homeric epic and Attic tragedy.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Philoctetes; Commentary.