Sophocles Plays: "Ajax", "Women of Trachis", "Electra", "Philoctetes" v.2

Sophocles Plays: "Ajax", "Women of Trachis", "Electra", "Philoctetes" v.2

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Sophocles' greatest plays reissued in the new Classical Greek Dramatists series. Introduced by series editor J Michael Walton Includes the surviving complete plays: Ajax which plots the downfall of Odysseus's greatest Trojan enemy - who slaughters a whole herd of cattle before killing himself; Women of Trachis in which the seemingly docile Deianira prepares a lethal homecoming for her womanising husband Heracles; in Electra the son and daughter of the ill-starred Agamemnon plan their revenge on their usurping stepfather and mother and finally Philoctetes in which Sophocles brilliantly explores the themes of pain, love and the betrayal of trust.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 112 x 178 x 19mm | 164g
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0413628809
  • 9780413628800
  • 1,540,323

Table of contents

Ajax; Women of Trachis; Electra; Philoctetes
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