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Electra (Sophocles) : Drama Classics - Sophocles

Electra (Sophocles)

Drama Classics

By: Sophocles, Marianne McDonald (Translator), J. Michael Walton (Translator)


Published: 29th October 2004
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Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful.

Introductionp. 3
Translator's Foreword: Screaming in Translationp. 41
Charactersp. 50
Electrap. 51
Notes on the Textp. 113
Glossaryp. 121
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ISBN: 9781854597564
ISBN-10: 1854597566
Series: Drama Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 29th October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.0 x 10.5  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.08
Edition Type: New edition