Antigone

Antigone

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English translation, with introduction, notes, and interpretative essay. A new and provocative translation by an outstanding scholar.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 7.62mm | 200g
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 0941051250
  • 9780941051255
  • 821,923

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The Focus Classical Library is dedicated to publishing the best of Classical literature in contemporary translations with notes and introductions so as to provide modern students access to the thought and context at the roots of contemporary culture.In her new translation of Antigone, Ruby Blondell demonstrates an unswerving sense of what the general reader needs to know in order not only to understand Sophocles, but to relish him as well... My own students have found that this edition not only makes the Antigone accessible, but also helps them understand why it continues to fascinate, to disturb, and to grip its readers century by century.
--John T. Kirby, Comparative Literature, Purdue University
Ruby Blondell is Professor of Classics at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has published widely on Greek literature and philosophy, and the reception of myth in popular culture. Her books include "The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues" (Cambridge 2002); "Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides" (co-authored) (Routledge 1999); "Helping Friends and Harming Enemies. A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics" (Cambridge 1989).
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In her new translation of Antigone, Ruby Blondell demonstrates an unswerving sense of what the general reader needs to know in order not only to understand Sophocles, but to relish him as well... My own students have found that this edition not only makes the Antigone accessible, but also helps them understand why it continues to fascinate, to disturb, and to grip its readers century by century.
--John T. Kirby, Comparative Literature, Purdue University
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Ruby Blondell is Professor of Classics at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has published widely on Greek literature and philosophy, and the reception of myth in popular culture. Her books include "The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues" (Cambridge 2002); "Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides" (co-authored) (Routledge 1999); "Helping Friends and Harming Enemies. A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics" (Cambridge 1989).
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