Sophocles: Antigone


Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521010733
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 126
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Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama aims to eliminate the boundary between Classics students and drama students. Sophocles: Antigone is the fifth title in the series, and is aimed at A-level students in the UK and college students in North America.Features of the book include a full commentary running alongside the translation with questions to encourage discussion, notes on pronunciation and a plot synopsis. Background information to the story is also provided.

Sophocles' Antigone

A New Translation
Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497847
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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Sophocles' Antigone comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for academic study and stage production. Diane Rayor's accurate yet accessible translation reflects the play's inherent theatricality. She provides an analytical introduction and comprehensive notes, and the edition includes an essay by director Karen Libman. Antigone begins after Oedipus and Jocasta's sons have killed each other in battle over the kingship. The new king, Kreon, decrees that the brother who attacked with a foreign army remain unburied and promises death to anyone who defies him. The play centers on Antigone's refusal to obey Kreon's law and Kreon's refusal to allow her brother's burial. Each acts on principle colored by gender, personality and family history. Antigone poses a conflict between passionate characters whose extreme stances leave no room for compromise. The highly charged struggle between the individual and the state has powerful implications for ethical and political situations today.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy


Author: P. E. Easterling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423519
Category: History
Page: 392
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This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

Euripides


Author: Euripides,Aristophanes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Greek drama
Page: 355
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Antigone


Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585106046
Category: Drama
Page: 120
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This is an English translation of Sophocles’ tragedy of Antigone and her fate when she decides to bury her dead brother Polyneices. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

Roman Women


Author: Eve D'Ambra
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521818397
Category: History
Page: 215
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This book examines the daily lives of Roman women by focusing on the mundane and less celebrated aspects of daily life - family and household, work and leisure, worship and social obligations - of women of different social ranks. Using a variety of sources, including literary texts, letters, inscriptions, coins, tableware, furniture, and the fine arts, from the late Republic to the high Imperial period, Eve D'Ambra shows how these sources serve as objects of social analysis, rather than simply as documents that recreate how life was lived. She also demonstrates how texts and material objects take part in shaping realities and what they can tell us about the texture of lives and social attitudes, if not emotions of women in Roman antiquity.

Sophocles: Electra, Antigone, Philoctetes


Author: Sophocles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Offers three classical Greek tragedies by the famous dramatist

Antigone


Author: Gita Wolf,Sirish Rao,Indrapramit Roy
Publisher: Tara Publishing
ISBN: 9788186211496
Category:
Page: 28
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Antigone, pious, headstrong and reckless, breaks the law and defies her uncle, King Creon, in order to honour her slain brother. This is an original and dramatic retelling of Sophocles' famous Greek tragedy. Inspired by the pottery of the period, the illustrations recreate the drama of Greek theatre.

Found in Translation

Greek Drama in English
Author: J. Michael Walton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107320984
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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In considering the practice and theory of translating Classical Greek plays into English from a theatrical perspective, Found in Translation, first published in 2006, also addresses the wider issues of transferring any piece of theatre from a source into a target language. The history of translating classical tragedy and comedy, here fully investigated, demonstrates how through the ages translators have, wittingly or unwittingly, appropriated Greek plays and made them reflect socio-political concerns of their own era. Chapters are devoted to topics including verse and prose, mask and non-verbal language, stage directions and subtext and translating the comic. Among the plays discussed as 'case studies' are Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Euripides' Medea and Alcestis. The book concludes with a consideration of the boundaries between 'translation' and 'adaptation', followed by an appendix of every translation of Greek tragedy and comedy into English from the 1550s to the present day.

A Companion to the History of the Book


Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356585
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 616
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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

Classical Greek and Roman Drama

An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Robert J. Forman
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780893566593
Category: Classical drama
Page: 239
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An essential companion for the student of literature. Works selected include the best-known works of the classical Greek and Roman theatre.

Socrates and Athens


Author: David M. Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521757487
Category: Fiction
Page: 158
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An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Socrates is one of the ancient Greeks that everyone has heard of. He is responsible, more than any other individual, for adding a new urgency and vigour to the fundamental questions we ask about our own lives. Socrates, it turns out, was always rather mysterious, and intentionally so. He was more interested in making people think than in telling them what to think. Part of the Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts series, this book helps readers to discover the original Socrates.

Oedipus Tyrannus


Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872204928
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features foot-of-the-page notes, an introduction, stage directions and a translation characterised by clarity, accuracy, and power.

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra


Author: Sophocles
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019156110X
Category: Drama
Page: 222
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Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe. Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' reputation has remained undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both have a woman as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies rather neglect her duty to her family, Oedipus' determination to save his city results in the horrific discovery that he has committed both incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mother and her lover keeps her in servitude and despair. These vivid translations combine elegance and modernity, and are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, economy, and sensitivity to the varied metres and modes of the original musical delivery make them equally suitable for reading or theatrical peformance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Women's Life in Greece and Rome

A Source Book in Translation
Author: Mary R. Lefkowitz,Maureen B. Fant
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801883095
Category: History
Page: 420
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This highly acclaimed collection provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes-from wet nurses, prostitutes, and gladiatrixes to poets, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition adds new texts to sections throughout the book, vividly describing women's sentiments and circumstances through readings on love, bereavement, and friendship, as well as property rights, breast cancer, female circumcision, and women's roles in ancient religions, including Christianity and pagan cults.

Life Sciences Spiral Bound 70-Set


Author: Hayden McNeil
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781429230551
Category:
Page: N.A
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Sophocles: Ajax


Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521655644
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
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Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama aims to eliminate the boundary between classics students and drama students. Sophocles: Ajax is aimed at college level students in North America. Features of the book include full commentary running alongside the translation, notes on pronunciation and a plot synopsis. Background information is also provided, along with suggestions to encourage discussion.

Antigone in New York


Author: Janusz Głowacki,Joan Torres
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573696350
Category: Drama
Page: 86
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Full Length, Dark comedy / Casting: 3m, 1f / Scenery: Exterior Selected by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best plays of the year, Antigone in New York concerns a homeless Puerto Rican woman who wants to steal the body of her lover from Potter's Field and bury it in a city park. She and her accomplices, two homeless Eastern European refugees, end up with the wrong body and a myriad of problems. "Witty and acerbic." TIME Magazine "As comic as it is devastating, this dark, giddy play derives its power from the sinister fusion of impossibility with truth." Time Out "Hilarious." N.Y. Times

Medea and Other Plays


Author: Euripides
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920564
Category: Drama
Page: 256
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That proud, impassioned soul, so ungovernable now that she has felt the sting of injustice’ ‘Medea’, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking and horrific of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering and powerful figure who demonstrates Euripides’ unusual willingness to give voice to a woman’s case. ‘Alcestis’, a tragicomedy, is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and ‘The Children of Heracles’ examines the conflict between might and right, while ‘Hippolytus’ deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming the awesome figures of Greek mythology into recognizable, fallible human beings. John Davie’s accessible prose translation is accompanied by a general introduction and individual prefaces to each play. Previously published as Alcestis and Other Plays

Recapturing Sophocles' Antigone


Author: William Blake Tyrrell,Larry J. Bennett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461641845
Category: Drama
Page: 192
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In this book, Wm. Blake Tyrrell and Larry J. Bennett examine Sophocles' Antigone in the context of its setting in fifth-century Athens. The authors attempt to create an interpretive environment that is true to the issues and interests of fifth-century Athenians, as opposed to those of modern scholars and philosophers. As they contextualize the play in the dynamics of ancient Athens, the authors discuss the text of the Antigone in light of recent developments in the study of Greek antiquity and tragedy, and they turn to modern Greek rituals of lamentation for suggestive analogies. The result is a compelling book which opens new insights to the text, challenges the validity of old problems, and eases difficulties in its interpretation.