The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication and Involvement

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This book is a wide-ranging study of Sophoclean language. From a detailed analysis of sentence-structure in the first chapter, it moves on to discuss in subsequent chapters how language shapes the perception of characters, of myths, of gods and of choruses. All chapters are united by a shared concern: how does Sophoclean language engage readers and spectators?.
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Overview

This book is a wide-ranging study of Sophoclean language. From a detailed analysis of sentence-structure in the first chapter, it moves on to discuss in subsequent chapters how language shapes the perception of characters, of myths, of gods and of choruses. All chapters are united by a shared concern: how does Sophoclean language engage readers and spectators?.
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"...this is an often lively and readable study." Ruth Scodel, The University of Michigan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521034449
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Classical Studies Series
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Sentences: a shared world 19
2 Characters: a shared perspective 61
3 Myth and prophecy: shared order 92
4 Gods: a shared future 133
5 The chorus: shared survival 195
Short titles of editions and works of reference 273
Bibliography 275
General Index 289
Index of passages discussed 292
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