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Women of Trachis / Edition 1
     

Women of Trachis / Edition 1

by Sophocles, C. K. Williams, Gregory W. Dickerson, C. K. Williams, Gregory W. (Translators) Dickerson
 

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ISBN-10: 0195070097

ISBN-13: 9780195070095

Pub. Date: 01/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Mutability; uncertainty; a universe of precipitous change: these themes are at the heart of Sophocles' tragic vision. But nowhere are they elaborated with more urgency than in Women of Trachis. There are no subtle shifts of Fortune's favors in this tragedy, only stunning and total reversals, a relentless spinning of her fickle wheel. Thesis moves to crushing

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Mutability; uncertainty; a universe of precipitous change: these themes are at the heart of Sophocles' tragic vision. But nowhere are they elaborated with more urgency than in Women of Trachis. There are no subtle shifts of Fortune's favors in this tragedy, only stunning and total reversals, a relentless spinning of her fickle wheel. Thesis moves to crushing antithesis with an unparalleled violence at the moment of transformation.
Thought to have been written about 440 BC, midway through the poet's career, Women of Trachis has long suffered from neglect by scholars despite its sophistication and raw energy. This translation at last rescues the immense lyrical power and tragic grandeur of the play from obscurity, restoring the music of a poetry originally meant to be sung and danced collectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195070095
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
956,280
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.63(h) x 0.24(d)

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