Sophocles: Antigone / Edition 1by Sophocles
This is an example of one of R.C. Jebb's editions of Sophocles' plays, originally appearing in the last years of the 19th century. He gives literary and dramatic interpretations and translations that face the Greek text.See more details below
This is an example of one of R.C. Jebb's editions of Sophocles' plays, originally appearing in the last years of the 19th century. He gives literary and dramatic interpretations and translations that face the Greek text.
Table of Contents
Preface General Introduction Antigone: Introduction Introduction
1. Earliest trace of the story.
2. Aeschylean situation—contrast with the Sophoclean..
3. Analysis of the play.
4. Unity of the motive. The mode of the catastrophe. The dramatic blemish.
5. A suggested explanation.
6. The question raised by the play.
7. What is the moral intended?
8. The character of Creon’s edict.
9. The edict in its political aspect.
10. Antigone’s position.
11. The attitude of the Chorus.
12. Why the Chorus is so constituted.
13. The character of Antigone.
14. Distinctive merit of the portraiture.
15. The character of Creon.
16. Other treatments of the story. Euripides. Attius. Statius. Alfieri..
18. Mendelssohn’s music.
19. Date of the Play. The strategia of Sophocles.
20. Had the playany bearing upon the poet’s appointment?
21. Internal evidence for an early date.
22. Place of the play in the series of the poet’s works.
23. The Theban plays—not properly a trilogy.
Manuscripts, Editions, etc.
1. The Laurentian and other Mss (L). Other Mss.
2. Readings due to the Scholia.
3. Points bearing on the relation of L to the other Mss.
4. The Mss. Versus ancient citations.
7. Editions, etc.
Metrical Analysis Ancient Arguments to the Play; Dramatis Personae; Structure Text Appendix Indices
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