Antigone

Antigone

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by Sophocles
     
 

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One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, "Antigone" continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering.

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One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, "Antigone" continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering.

Editorial Reviews

Joseph Russo
A lucid, well-paced translation, natural enough sounding in the dialogue to make a good acting version.
Library Journal
These two new additions to Oxford's "Greek Tragedy in New Translations" series only add to the luster of the previous releases. Each is firmly packed with insightful introductions, comprehensive and numbered notes, glossaries, and up-to-date bibliographies (the plays' texts take up about half of each volume). The collaboration of poet and scholar in each volume produces a language that is easy to read and easy to speak (compare, for instance, the Watchman's first lines in Shapiro and Burian's Agamemnon with those in Lattimore's 1947 translation). Each volume's introduction presents the play's action and themes with some detail. The translators' notes describe the linguistic twists and turns involved in rendering the text into a modern poetic language. Both volumes are enthusiastically recommended for academic libraries, theater groups, and theater departments.-Larry Schwartz, Minnesota State Univ., Moorhead Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“This version is far superior to any translation of the Antigone known to me. For the modern reader, the Antigone is now a rich and rewarding play in English.”—Robert J. Rabel, author of Plot and Point of View in the “Iliad”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442939394
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant
Publication date:
07/16/2009
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
244 KB

Meet the Author

Reginald Gibbons is Professor of English at Northwestern University. His books of poetry include It's Time and Homage to Longshot O'Leary. Charles Segal was Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. His books include dipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledgend phocles' Tragic World: Divinity, Nature, Society. The two also translated Euripides' Bakkhai.

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Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series) 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant open it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The introduction and notes are in English and are mostly readable. But the body of the play is in Greek and did not OCR at all. The result is pure gibberish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The play's a must-read, but you'll find this copy illegible, as multiple previous, honest reviewers have noted. Beware of: 1. Poorly digitized copies, like this one, that are illegible. Shame on BN for letting this horrendous version should in the NOOK Store! 2. "Reviewers" who shill for whoever published this awful copy. 3. Reviewers of the story itself, who haven't bothered to even skim this copy. If they bothered, they'd warn you to find a better formatted (read: legible) copy elsewhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many typos and errors that it is unreadable.
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It was all sscrambled letters
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