Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World: A Companion to Sophocles

Editor/Author Ormand, Kirk
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $228.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $343.42
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8726-8
Category: History - History, Ancient
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Available

A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. - First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies - Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles - Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens - Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context - Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

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