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A. F. Garvie - The Plays of Sophocles (Classical World) - 9781474233354 - V9781474233354
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The Plays of Sophocles (Classical World)

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Description for The Plays of Sophocles (Classical World) Paperback. Series: Classical World. Num Pages: 112 pages. BIC Classification: 2AHA; DSBB; DSG. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 139 x 216 x 13. Weight in Grams: 156.
The emphasis throughout this book, ideal for sixth form and early university students, is on Sophocles' tragic thinking, on the concept of the 'Sophoclean hero', and on the dramatic structure of the plays. The seven extant plays, Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus are assessed and a brief concluding chapter draws together what has been said in the seven studies. This second edition has been revised fully, with an updated further reading list and more detailed information on the chorus and staging of the plays. ... Read more

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Bloomsbury Academic
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Classical World
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About A. F. Garvie
Alex Garvie is Emeritus Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is the author of Aeschylus Supplices: Play and Trilogy (1969, 2nd edition 2006); of editions of Aeschylus' Choephori (1986) and Persae(2009); Homer's Odyssey VI-VIII (1994); Sophocles's Ajax (1998) and a companion volume to this book, The Plays of Sophocles (2nd edition, Bloomsbury, 2016).

Reviews for The Plays of Sophocles (Classical World)
This second edition of Garvie's introduction to Sophocles is an essential read for sixth form and undergraduate students. It provides important information and analysis in an easy-to-read style which is accessible to a wide audience.
Journal of Classics Teaching
This is a superb introduction to Sophocles. Alex Garvie offers an up-to-date and compelling case for the dramatic ... Read more

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