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Sophocles and Greek pessimism.

J. C. Opstelten

Sophocles and Greek pessimism.

by J. C. Opstelten

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Published by North-Holland Pub. Co. in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sophocles -- Knowledge -- Psychology.,
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature.,
  • Pessimism in literature.,
  • Tragedy.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 240-243.

    StatementTranslated from the Dutch by J. A. Ross.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA4417 .O613
    The Physical Object
    Pagination250 p.
    Number of Pages250
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6150169M
    LC Control Number54001392
    OCLC/WorldCa1878253

    Electra or Elektra (Ancient Greek: Ἠλέκτρα, Ēlektra) is a Greek tragedy by date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes ( BC) and the Oedipus at Colonus ( BC) lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of Sophocles' career.. Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan War, it recounts the tale of Electra and Characters: Orestes, Electra, Chrysothemis, old .   The book is an engaging and sometimes moving account of how he harnessed his knowledge of Greek tragedy and his ongoing grief to found a company, Theater of War, which presents readings of plays Author: Sukhdev Sandhu.

    “Sophocles' Antigone asks fundamental questions about human behaviour and society, ranging from the scope and effect of political power to the desire of men to dominate women. The continuing relevance of these issues makes it perhaps the most frequently produced and adapted Greek tragedy of . An important issue still debated regarding Sophocles' Antigone is the problem of the second burial. When she poured dust over her brother's body, Antigone completed the burial rituals and thus fulfilled her duty to Chorus: Theban Elders.

    Sophocles (sŏf´əklēz), c BC– BC, Greek tragic dramatist, younger contemporary of Aeschylus and older contemporary of Euripides, s, near Athens. A man of wealth, charm, and genius, Sophocles was given posts of responsibility in peace and in war by the Athenians.   "Oedipus Tyrannus" ("Oedipus the King") is not only the most read of all the Greek tragedies, it is also the most misread of the Greek dramas. The play's reputation exists in part because it was presented as the paragon of the dramatic form by Aristotle in his "Poetics," and it may well be because of that fact that "Oedipus Tryannus" was one of the relatively few plays by Sophocles to be /5(5).


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Sophocles and Greek pessimism. by J. Opstelten Published by North-Holland Pub. in by: 7. Considered by many the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies, Oedipus Rex is Sophocles' finest play and a work of extraordinary power and resonance.

Aristotle considered it a masterpiece of dramatic construction and refers to it frequently in the Poetics. Last June I read the three classical masterpieces of Sophocles as translated by Robert Fagles and published by Penguin Classics (under the title "The Three Theban Plays").

Fagles is a relatively contemporary translation, one that emphasizes comprehensibility while not abandoning the rhythms and structure of the original Attic Greek/5(27).

Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's greatest age, the fifth century.

Sophocles. Sophocles: tragic playwright created from works linked to Greek mythology and with characters who are moved by their will rather than by their destiny. Among his best-known works is Oedipus the King.

Euripides: playwright who revolutionized the Greek tragedy with works full of realism and pessimism, with characters who rebel against the gods 5/5(7). SOPHOCLES AND THE GREEK TRAGIC TRADITION Thirteen essays by senior international experts on Greek tragedy take a fresh look at Sophocles’ dramas.

They reassess their crucial role in the creation of the tragic repertoire, in the idea of the tragic canon in antiquity, and in the making and infinite recreation of the tragic.

Sophocles was an ancient Greek playwright, born in Colonus near Athens, Greece in B.C.E. His father, Sophilus, was a rich member of a small community, the rural ‘Deme’. Sophocles was highly educated.

He is one of three Greek tragedians whose plays have lived on. But no work of ancient literature is as obsessed with unburied bodies as Sophocles’ “Antigone,” a tragedy first produced in Athens around B.C.: the Author: Daniel Mendelsohn. Greek lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine periods (from B.C.

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Sophocles was one of the three great Greek tragedians. Of his eight plays (seven full, one fragmented) that remain today, his most famous is Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex), which is known for its impressive construction and use of dramatic les also is renowned for his use of tragic irony and extended metaphor.

Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than or contemporary with those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote over plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus Born: / BC, Colonus, Attica.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Opstelten, J.C. (Johannes Cornelis), b. Sophocles and Greek pessimism. Amsterdam, North-Holland Pub. Co., The genius of the Greek drama;: Three plays, being the Agamemnon of Aeschylus, the Antigone of Sophocles, & the Medea of Euripides, rendered and adapted.

Ahrensdorf argues that Sophocles is a genuinely philosophical thinker and a rationalist, albeit one who advocates a cautious political rationalism. Ahrensdorf concludes with an incisive analysis of Nietzsche, Socrates and Aristotle on tragedy and : Peter J.

Ahrensdorf. CLASSICAL GREEK TRAGEDY Sophocles ANTIGONE. SOPHOCLES (. B.C.) Antigone An English Version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald Person Represented ANTIGONE ISMENE EURYDICE CREON HAIMON TEIRESIAS A SENTRY A MESSENGER CHORUS SCENE: Before the Palace of Creon, King of Thebes.

A central double door, and twoFile Size: KB. A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world's most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King/5.

Sophocles of Kolōnos (c. - c. BCE) was one of the most famous and celebrated writers of tragedy plays in ancient Greece and his surviving works, written throughout the 5th century BCE, include such classics as Oedipus the King, Antigone, and Women of with other Greek plays, Sophocles’ work is not only a record of Greek theatre but also provides an invaluable insight.

“Electra” (Gr: “Elektra”) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, probably dating from quite late in his career, around BCE or later. It is based on the story of Electra and her brother Orestes, and the vengeance they take on their mother Clytemnestra and step-father Aegisthus for the murder of their father Ratings: The Oresteia is the only complete Greek tragic trilogy extant today.

Sophocles (c. BCE) Sophocles' work is considered the pinnacle of Greek tragedy. Born in near Athens in BCE in the town of Colonus, in his ninety-year lifespan he witnessed the rise and fall of the Athenian Golden g: pessimism. The Online Books Page.

Online Books by. Sophocles. Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Sophocles: Ajax, trans. by R. C. Jebb (HTML at Perseus) Sophocles: Ajax, trans. by Ian Johnston (Javascript-dependent Flash with commentary at Richer Resources Publications) Sophocles: The Ajax of Sophocles (London: G.

Allen and Unwin, c), trans. by R. C. Trevelyan.About The Greek Plays. A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world’s most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King Featuring translations by Emily Wilson, Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Mary Lefkowitz, and James Romm.

Sophocles, ? BCE BCE: Translator: Murray, Gilbert, Title: Oedipus King of Thebes Translated into English Rhyming Verse with Explanatory Notes Language: English: LoC Class: PA: Language and Literatures: Classical Languages and Literature: Subject: Tragedies Subject: Oedipus (Greek mythological figure) -- Drama Category: Text Missing: pessimism.