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The Complete Plays of Sophocles

by Sophocles

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Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature's earliest treasures in TheComplete Plays of Sophocles. In the tradition of Robert Fagles'bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey, andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore'sAeschylus, Bagg and Scully render Sophocles' dramasaccessible and exciting for the modern reader. Students new to Athenian drama,readers of classical literature, and anyone wishing to kindle anew theirpassion for Greek tragedy will find no more captivating entrance to thesemilestones of world literature than in Bagg andScully's The Complete Plays of Sophocles.… (more)
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4/17/22
  laplantelibrary | Apr 17, 2022 |
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 | Nov 28, 2020 |
I rather enjoyed this translation. ( )
  BeauxArts79 | Jun 2, 2020 |
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 |
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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, Robertsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Plumptre, E. H.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Plumptre, E.H.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roche, PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Santirocco, Matthew S.Afterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schadewaldt, WolfgangTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Young, Sir GeorgeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature's earliest treasures in TheComplete Plays of Sophocles. In the tradition of Robert Fagles'bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey, andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore'sAeschylus, Bagg and Scully render Sophocles' dramasaccessible and exciting for the modern reader. Students new to Athenian drama,readers of classical literature, and anyone wishing to kindle anew theirpassion for Greek tragedy will find no more captivating entrance to thesemilestones of world literature than in Bagg andScully's The Complete Plays of Sophocles.

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Contains these plays
Oedipus the King
Antigone
Electra
Ajax
Trachinian Women
Philoctetes
Oedipus at Colonus
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