Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

Sophocles


Four seminal tragedies by way of the grasp Greek dramatist, in gleaming new translations

Of the multiple hundred performs Sophocles wrote over the process his lengthy existence, basically seven continue to exist. This quantity collects 4 of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a tender lady for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed by means of her mother's lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of energy and weak spot vis-àvis the autumn of the nice hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and blunder of Heracles's abandoned spouse, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the clash among actual strength and ethical strength.

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