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Electra and other plays, (electronic resource)

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Electra and other plays
Title
Electra and other plays
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Language
eng
Summary
Only seven plays of the Ancient Greek dramatist Sophocles have survived to today. Sophocles is best known for his trilogy of dramas known as the "Three Theban Plays", which is comprised of the plays "Oedipus Rex", "Oedipus at Colonus", and "Antigone". The remaining four extant plays are collected together in this volume of "Electra and Other Plays". First in this collection we find "Ajax", the oldest of Sophocles plays, which unfolds the destiny of the warrior Ajax after the Trojan War. Second, there is "The Trachinian Maidens", which gives an insightful account of the neglect that the wife of Hercules, Deianeira, and her family suffer as a result of her husband's frequent and lengthy adventures. Thirdly, we find the title drama, "Electra" which tells the classic tale of a young daughter's revenge for her father's death. Lastly in this collection there is, "Philoctetes", which follows the life of a unique and important man through his trials and triumphs. In this volume the reader will find more evidence of why Sophocles is considered one of the greatest dramatists from classical antiquity. This edition follows the verse translations of Lewis Campbell and includes a biographical afterword
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Midwest
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Sophocles
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
hoopla digital
Series statement
  • Greek tragedy in new translations
  • The complete Sophocles
Series volume
volume II
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sophocles
  • Ajax
  • Electra
  • Heracles
  • Philoctetes
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Electra and other plays, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420964745
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12648509
Publisher number
MWT12648509
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Electra and other plays, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420964745
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12648509
Publisher number
MWT12648509
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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