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Sophocles Antigone

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ISBN-10: 052101073X

ISBN-13: 9780521010733

Edition: 2002

Authors: David Franklin, John Harrison, Judith Affleck, P. E. Easterling, Sophocles

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Sophocles: Antigone is the fifth title in the 'Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama' series. Features of the book include a full commentary running alongside the translation with questions to encourage discussion, notes on pronounciation and a plot synopsis.
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Book details

List price: $14.34
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 126
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

The Greek dramatist Sophocles, born to a wealthy family at Colonus, near Athens, was admired as a boy for his personal beauty and musical skill. He served faithfully as a treasurer and general for Athens when it was expanding its empire and influence. In the dramatic contests, he defeated Aeschylus in 468 b.c. for first prize in tragedy, wrote a poem to Herodotus (see Vol. 3), and led his chorus and actors in mourning for Euripides just a few months before his own death. He wrote approximately 123 plays, of which 7 tragedies are extant, as well as a fragment of his satiric play, Ichneutae (Hunters). His plays were produced in the following order: Ajax (c.450 b.c.), Antigone (441 b.c.),…    

Preface
Background to the story
Map of ancient Greece
List of characters
Antigone: translation and commentary
Synopsis of the play
Guide to pronunciation of names
Introduction to the Greek theatre
Time line
Index