A Companion to Sophocles by Kirk Ormand (ed.)

By Kirk Ormand (ed.)

A significant other to Sophocles offers the 1st finished number of essays in many years to deal with all facets of the existence, works, and significant reception of Sophocles.

  • First selection of its type to supply introductory essays to the fragments of his misplaced performs and to the remainder fragments of 1 satyr-play, the Ichneutae, as well as every one of his extant tragedies
  • Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that cross way past the present kingdom of scholarship on Sophocles
  • Presents readings that historicize Sophocles when it comes to the social, cultural, and highbrow international of 5th century Athens
  • Seeks to put later interpretations and diversifications of Sophocles of their ancient context
  • Includes essays devoted to problems with gender and sexuality; major moments within the heritage of examining Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by way of either historic and sleek playwrights

Content:
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–6): Kirk Ormand
Chapter 2 The Textual Transmission of Sophocles' Dramas (pages 7–24): P. J. Finglass
Chapter three Sophocles' Biography (pages 25–37): Ruth Scodel
Chapter four Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides (pages 38–52): John Davidson
Chapter five Antigone (pages 53–68): Andre Lardinois
Chapter 6 Polyphonic Ajax (pages 69–83): Peter Burian
Chapter 7 Oedipus Tyrannus (pages 84–97): Vayos Liapis
Chapter eight Electra (pages 98–110): Francis Dunn
Chapter nine The Divided Worlds of Sophocles' ladies of Trachis (pages 111–125): Margaret Rachel Kitzinger
Chapter 10 The Philoctetes of Sophocles (pages 126–140): Paul Woodruff
Chapter eleven final issues: Oedipus at Colonus and the top of Tragedy (pages 141–154): Thomas Van Nortwick
Chapter 12 Sophocles' Ichneutae or tips to Write a Satyr Play (pages 155–168): Willeon Slenders
Chapter thirteen Sophoclean Fragments (pages 169–184): Carolin Hahnemann
Chapter 14 Sophocles Didaskalos (pages 185–203): C. W. Marshall
Chapter 15 Poetic audio system in Sophocles (pages 204–219): Sarah H. Nooter
Chapter sixteen Sophocles' Choruses (pages 220–235): Sheila Murnaghan
Chapter 17 Lament as Speech Act in Sophocles (pages 236–250): Casey Due
Chapter 18 Sophocles and sophistication (pages 251–269): Peter W. Rose
Chapter 19 Sophocles and modern Politics (pages 270–286): Robin Osborne
Chapter 20 Sophocles and Athenian legislation (pages 287–300): Edward M. Harris
Chapter 21 the need and boundaries of Deliberation in Sophocles' Theban performs (pages 301–315): Edith Hall
Chapter 22 Heroic Pharmacology: Sophocles and the Metaphors of Greek clinical concept (pages 316–330): Robin Mitchell?Boyask
Chapter 23 Sophocles and Hero Cult (pages 331–348): Bruno Currie
Chapter 24 slicing to the Bone: Recalcitrant our bodies in Sophocles (pages 349–366): Nancy Worman
Chapter 25 Staging moms in Sophocles' Electra and Oedipus the King (pages 367–380): Laura McClure
Chapter 26 Marriage in Sophocles: an issue for Social heritage (pages 381–394): Cynthia Patterson
Chapter 27 Masculinity and Freedom in Sophocles (pages 395–407): Bruce M. King
Chapter 28 Aristotle on Sophocles (pages 409–423): John T. Kirby
Chapter 29 Sophocles and Homer (pages 424–439): Seth L. Schein
Chapter 30 dealing with as much as Tragedy (pages 440–461): Michael Lurie
Chapter 31 Virginia Woolf, Richard Jebb, and Sophocles' Antigone (pages 462–476): Denise Eileen McCoskey and Mary Jean Corbett
Chapter 32 Freud and the Drama of Oedipal fact (pages 477–491): Richard H. Armstrong
Chapter 33 Sophocles with Lacan (pages 492–504): Mark Buchan
Chapter 34 Oedipus on Oedipus: Sophocles, Seneca, Politics, and treatment (pages 505–522): Alex Dressler
Chapter 35 Jean Anouilh's Antigone (pages 523–537): Jed Deppman
Chapter 36 input Antigone, permit the Agones commence: Sophocles' Antigone in Nineteenth?Century Greece (pages 538–556): Gonda Van Steen
Chapter 37 Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (pages 557–571): Hallie Rebecca Marshall
Chapter 38 Black Oedipus (pages 572–585): Emily Wilson

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1816), “R. Bentleii Emendatt. Mss. in Sophoclem, Theocritum, Bionem, Moschum, Nicandrum, et Callimachum,” The Classical Journal 13: 244–52. Borza, E. (2007), Sophocles redivivus. La survie de Sophocle en Italie au début du XVI e siècle. Éditions grecques, traductions latines et vernaculaires. ) Bari. Brunck, R. F. P. (1786), Sophoclis quae exstant omnia cum veterum grammaticorum scholiis, 2 vols. Strasbourg. Calder III, W. , and Pflug, G. ) (1986), Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker. Werk und Wirkung.

The competition also through the standing of the judges went beyond rivalry. When Sophocles won, Aeschylus is said to have become very distressed and to have taken it badly; he did not stay in Athens for long, but in anger went off to Sicily, where he died, and was buried near Gela. The dates of victories were known, so this story is likely to be based on that much fact (although some anecdotes about poets evidently ignored these available chronological facts). However, Aeschylus was victorious in 467 BCE with his Theban trilogy, and with the Oresteia in 458 BCE.

But, evidently, there was no record. ” This Herodotus is probably the historian, whose work Sophocles used, although the reference to Sophocles’ age has caused debate over whether the poem was addressed to a boy (Jacoby 1913: 233–4). The introductory poem to the song suggests that it was sent rather than performed; but, since Herodotus was in Athens sometime during the mid440s and joined the colony at Thurii (probably at its foundation in 443 BCE), it is no help in dating. 7) follows the account of Cimon’s popularity after he brought the bones of the hero Theseus from Scyros with an anecdote: Sophocles, who was still young, had just entered his first production; there was intense rivalry among the spectators and they were grouped into two sides.

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