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The Complete Plays of Sophocles by Sophocles
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The Complete Plays of Sophocles

by Sophocles

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Es dificil escribir sobre un libro que contiene 7 libros.
Edipo rey - 5
Edipo en colono - 1
Antigona - 3
Ayax - 4
Traquidias - 4
Filoctetes- 2
Electra - 4

Algunas obras son mas interestantes que otras. Por ejemplo en Edipo en Colono realmente no pasa nada, es bastante aburrida pero Ajax o Edipo rey hay relativamente accion.

Lo mas interestante desde mi punto de vista es conocer como se expresaban en aquella epoca y a la vez tener mas detalles sobre ciertos mitos.
El mayor problema, que muchas cosas ocurren muy muy despacio, las conversaciones son asi:
mensajero: "tengo un mensaje"
coro: "para quien"
mensajero: "para vuestro rey"
coro: "le buscas pues"
mensajero: "aqui no esta?"
coro: "pues por alli viene ya"
rey: "quien es este extranjero"
coro: "dice ser un mensajero"
rey: "que mensaje traes"
mensajero: "un mensaje para el rey traigo"
rey: "el rey soy pues escuchemos tu mensaje"
coro: "oh, que seran estas nuevas noticias"
mensajero: "que no queriendo perder mas tiempo te quiero dar el mensaje"
rey: "habla pues ..."

Etc.
Quiza es la forma en la que Sofocles mantenia la tension en el escenario pero la sensacion al final es que se habla mucho pero se avanza poco. En las tragedias de hecho no pasa mucho, no me extraña que así escribiera 125...
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  trusmis | Sep 28, 2018 |
This wasn't really to my tastes. I've had to read them before for High School. ( )
  RinHanase | Mar 11, 2017 |
This wasn't really to my tastes. I've had to read them before for High School. ( )
  RinHanase | Mar 11, 2017 |
"I would advise you to undertake a regular course of history & poetry in both languages, in Greek, go first thro’ the Cyropaedia, and then read Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon’s Hellenies & Anabasis, Arrian’s Alexander, & Plutarch’s lives, for prose reading: Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey, Euripides, Sophocles in poetry ... " - Thomas Jefferson to Francis Eppes, 6 Oct. 1820
  ThomasJefferson | Jul 17, 2014 |
How freakin' bad do I want this thing? It's the brand new hotness!
  AlCracka | Apr 2, 2013 |
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SophoclesAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alamillo, AsselaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buschor, ErnstTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Campbell, LewisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grene, DavidEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hadas, MosesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jebb, Richard ClaverhouseEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lattimore, RichmondEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lloyd-Jones, HughEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lombardo Radice, GiuseppinaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pignarre, RobertAuteursecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Plumptre, E. H.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schadewaldt, WolfgangTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Contains these plays
Oedipus the King
Antigone
Electra
Ajax
Trachinian Women
Philoctetes
Oedipus at Colonus
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553213547, Mass Market Paperback)

Oedipus the King • Antigone • Electra • Ajax
Trachinian Women • Philoctetes • Oedipus at Colonus

The greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles wrote over 120 plays, surpassing his older contemporary Aeschylus and the younger Euripides in literary output as well as in the number of prizes awarded his works. Only the seven plays in this volume have survived intact. From the complex drama of Antigone, the heroine willing to sacrifice life and love for a principle, to the mythic doom embodied by Oedipus, the uncommonly good man brought down by the gods, Sophocles possessed a tragic vision that, in Matthew Arnold’s phrase, “saw life steadily and saw it whole.”

This one-volume paperback edition of Sophocles’ complete works is a revised and modernized version of the famous Jebb translation, which has been called “the most carefully wrought prose version of Sophocles in English.”*
*Moses Hadas

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Seven of Greek playwright Sophocles best known plays: Ajax, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus the King, Philoctetes and Trachinian Women.

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