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Sophocles : An Interpretation - R. P. Winnington-Ingram


An Interpretation

Paperback Published: 28th April 1980
ISBN: 9780521296847
Number Of Pages: 360

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In this interpretation of the seven extant tragedies of Sophocles, Professor Winnington-Ingram provides not so much a straightforward account of Sophocles as an exploration of his tragic vision of the world. The Sophoclean 'hero' lies at the centre of this vision. Taking the plays individually but without losing sight of the single consistent mind behind them, the author faces the questions of how the hero is to be regarded, what we are to make of the fates he suffered and the divine powers who controlled those fates. He proceeds by a detailed study of what Sophocles wrote, by close attention to form and recurrent themes, and especially by close analysis of a number of choral odes. Students of Greek drama will find that this detailed study provides invaluable insights into the meaning of the tragedies. Greek in the text is translated or paraphrased, so that the book will also be of interest to students of the literature and drama of other cultures.

Bibliography of short titles
The mind of Ajax
The burial of Ajax
Sophocles and the irrational: three odes in Antigone
Creon and Antigone
Fate in Sophocles
The fall of Oedipus
Furies in Sophocles
Oedipus at Colonus
Heroes and gods
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ISBN: 9780521296847
ISBN-10: 0521296846
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 28th April 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.44  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.58