The Dramas of Sophocles Rendered in English Verse, Dramatic and Lyric

The Dramas of Sophocles Rendered in English Verse, Dramatic and Lyric

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...and if"; and I have transposed 1. n6, so as to make the connexion clearer. Compare line 233; the expressions "withdrawing covertly the accusation," and "pushing the word away," seem to present the same metaphor in two forms. 294. I read rpipti, with Dindorf. 325. Either at the beginning, or else at the end, of the speech, there must be an omission of the words "I am silent," or something to that effect. I suppose it omitted at the end, with Professor Kennedy. 375. It seems unnecessary to consider as a corrupt reading the striking expression ftias irpbs Vvkt6s, and to substitute fialat. The word rpipei, as elsewhere in Sophocles, I suppose here to have no emphatic meaning of nurture, but merely that represented by the English "you are subjected to" or "the denizen of" continuous night. 438. I have here a debt to acknowledge to Professor Kennedy. Also to Professor Jebb in 1. 250, and to Sir F. Doyle in 1. 535. Doyle's translation, long out of print, is worthy of more consideration than it has ever received. 445. It seems clear that CEdipus retires at the conclusion of his own speech; Tiresias, from his blindness, remaining unaware of the fact. It is impossible to suppose that CEdipus is intended to hear what follows, which would leave him but little to discover, as the play proceeds. An intelligent man could not but set this prophecy beside that of the oracle, detailed in 1. 791, and draw the inevitable conclusion. 506. I restore the words omitted by Dindorf. The strophe seems defective. 525. Read roftros 8' iipii/B-q. In my first issue I omitted to take account of the triple repetition of the word "yvityttj. This has now been corrected. 575. I follow the MSS. reading, Too0' iirep, ...show more

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  • 9781236639578