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Sophocles 1: Ajax/Electra/Oedipus Tyrannus (Loeb Classical Library 20)

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Sophocles (497/6-406 BCE), with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm—but who also has more than

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hardback, 492 pages
Published October 14th 1994 by Loeb (first published January 1st 1969)
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Fernando Endara
Este libro contiene 3 tragedias del poeta Sofocles que son las obras más clásicas y comentadas del dramaturgo griego. El hilo conductor que une los textos de teatro griego se asocian con la tragedia y con el destino casi siempre asociado a la voluntad de los dioses. La creencia de los griegos en el destino marcaba todos los aspectos de su vida. Frente a la voluntad de los dioses y frente a las tragedias es inútil cualquier intento por apartarse. Cualquier intento del hombre es vano, pues tarde o ...more
Lucian McMahon
Jan 17, 2011 Lucian McMahon rated it it was amazing
ὦ φῶς, τελευταῖόν σε προσβλέψαιμι νῦν
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ἔνθα δύστηνος διπλοῦς
ἐξ ἀνδρὸς ἄνδρα καὶ τέκν ἐκ τέκνων τέκοι.
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ἔρρει δὲ τὰ θεῖα.
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ὦ δεινὸν ἰδεῖν πάθος ἀνθρώποις
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ἄνδρα δ ὠφελεῖν ἀφ ὧν ἔχοι τε καὶ δύναιτο, κάλλιστος πόνων
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Margaret
Apr 07, 2009 Margaret rated it really liked it
ajax gets 3 stars for having too much agamemnon and menelaus being douches (god sophocles... god), the others are decent i suppose
Debi
Nov 05, 2012 Debi rated it it was amazing
As always, I can't find exactly what I wanted to put in here...I'm currently translating Sophocles' Electra, using the Cambridge commentary by J.H. Kells.

And occasionally looking at this Loeb edition as well.
Eliana Rivero
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Sobre todo Áyax. Pobre Áyax.
Héctor Otero
May 07, 2016 Héctor Otero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edipo Rey >>> Áyax > Antígona

Must read's because they're a classic.
It's worth pushing through some of the Antigone tiring monologues to complete the reading.
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Mar 08, 2013 Nathan rated it it was amazing
Nietzsche's midwife.

Come for Oedipus, stay for Ajax.
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Sophocles (born c. 496 bc, Colonus, near Athens [Greece]—died 406, Athens), (Greek: Σοφοκλής; German editions: Sophokles, Russian: Софокл, French editions: Sophocle) was an ancient Greek tragedy playwright. Not many things are known about his life other than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three plays (of which few are extant). One of his best known plays ...more
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