Nd Paul Roche would well rival translators like Rieu and Fitzgerald Meticulously The Greek kept the Greek Helpful introduction to every play I ve uite a few plays from Euripides Aeschylus Shakespeare on to this work of Sophocles As a tragedian Sophocles as no match He is very poetic and also Experimentalphysik 2: Elektrizität und Optik (Springer-Lehrbuch) he uses stories that communicate profound sentiments aboutumanity as well as providing a necessary catharsis of those emotions He is what e is said to be a classic Hellenistic playwright and poet from Greece If you aven t read this you re not doing yourself the favor of reading something that is timeless classic but also inventive and find yourself much satisfied when you re finished than you could be by reading most contemporary works of fiction If what you want is scholarly poetry in story form this book is for yo. Of Trachis accompanied by stage directions prefaces to each play and other elpful notes Origin. .
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paperback and ignoring the that the typography page design paper uality ave notand ignoring the that the typography page design paper uality ave not a slight but serious impact on the way books are read this is Sophocles translated by a poet So far I ve read the Oedipus trilogy and was simply amazed I could not stop reading The pacing and poetry of the translation as of the original Greek no doubt is simply breathtaking I ve told my little brother reading some typically as of the original Greek no doubt is simply breathtaking I ve told my little brother reading some typically modern detective novel by Grisham NoraRoberts StephenKing as if it made a difference PUT THAT DOWN Read this It s the best entertainment reading you ll ever do you ll never get bored unlike those silly novels you re reading uite frankly they bore the wits out of me and it as the added uality of actually aving something to it Anyone from 14 to 114 can read th. Collects the full texts of Sophocles's seven extant ancient Greek plays including updated trans. ,
Is with pleasure get something out of it great literature can be interpreted in thousands of different ways sentences themes and only burn the stronger for it The translations available to me when I was growing up were difficult at best I d rate this one as about the easiest one I ve read All of is great plays are in it and it is an enjoyable read Very good uality edition with both forward afterword glossary and actingdirecting notes it contains than you Would expect from an edition uality edition with both forward afterword glossary and actingdirecting notes it contains than you Would expect from an edition under two pounds As for the translation itself I find it a good clear narrative though not being versed in the greek I cannot compare the
for clarity against Robert Fagles translation for penguin this version reads as accessible so is probably suited to those new to the subject Overall a good edition that I could easily recomme. Lations of Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Antigone Ajax Electra Philoctetes and The Women.two for clarity