Antigone

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Sophocles' Antigone is among the greatest and most famous of all works of Greek literature, and it is often the play that is read first, whether in Greek or in translation, by those who are beginning to study Greek tragedy. But it is by no means an easy play, and the reader requires careful guidance if he is to appreciate its subtleties and come to grips with its problems. In this edition the introduction includes an account of the myth, a brief survey of the main interpretative issues, and a bibliography. The ...
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Overview

Sophocles' Antigone is among the greatest and most famous of all works of Greek literature, and it is often the play that is read first, whether in Greek or in translation, by those who are beginning to study Greek tragedy. But it is by no means an easy play, and the reader requires careful guidance if he is to appreciate its subtleties and come to grips with its problems. In this edition the introduction includes an account of the myth, a brief survey of the main interpretative issues, and a bibliography. The text is newly constituted in the light of the latest scholarly research, with an abbreviated critical apparatus. The facing translation stays as close to the Greek wording as English idiom allows, one of its purposes being to show how the Greek is to be construed. The commentary is designed to elucidate the play, not to discuss points of grammar or philology, though the reader is alerted to all serious textual uncertainties. While full account is taken of recent developments in scholarship and literary criticism, the needs of the complete beginner are constantly borne in mind, and almost all the notes are accessible to readers with no Greek at all. Copious references are provided to places where further discussion can be found. Text with facing translation, commentary and notes.

Paul Woodruff's translation of one of Sophocles' most famous tragedies captures the dramatic and poetic intensity of the ancient Greek play without sacrificing accuracy. This edition also features an Introduction and annotations by the translator.

Author Biography: Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin. His translations of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (with Peter Meineck) and Euripides' Bacchae are also available from Hackett Publishing Company.

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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.
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“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”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780856682674
  • Publisher: Aris and Phillips
  • Publication date: 2/28/1987
  • Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Series: Classical Texts Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.68 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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About the Translator:
Richard Emil Braun is Professor of Classics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He has published several volumes of poetry and translations, including Children Passing, The Foreclosure, and Persius' Satires.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Sophocles and the Antigone
2. The myth
3. Creon and Antigone
4. This edition
Notes to the introduction
Bibliography
Antigone -Text and translation
Sources of reading
Notes
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    Posted December 13, 2012

    Doesnt work

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    Posted December 26, 2011

    Warning!

    The e-book version is not in english! I was excited to find Antigone on my nook, but disappointed when i tried to read it and it wasn't in english

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