The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation
Sophocles, Robert Bagg, James Scully
Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature’s earliest treasures in TheComplete performs of Sophocles. within the culture of Robert Fagles’bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey, andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore’sAeschylus, Bagg and Scully render Sophocles’ dramasaccessible and intriguing for the fashionable reader. scholars new to Athenian drama,readers of classical literature, and a person wishing to kindle anew theirpassion for Greek tragedy will locate not more eye-catching front to thesemilestones of global literature than in Bagg andScully’s The entire performs of Sophocles.
Palace at Mycenae. (Enter coach with ORESTES and PYLADES.) educate. Son of Agamemnon who led our hosts at Troy in the past, you can now see together with your personal eyes all that your soul has goodbye wanted. there's the traditional Argos of your craving, that hallowed scene from which the gadfly drove the daughter of Inachus; and there, Orestes, is the Lycean Agora, named from the wolf-slaying god; there, at the left, Hera’s well-known temple; and during this position to which we have now come comprehend that you just see Mycenae.
Purposed at the day of our father’s demise! What may perhaps you now not have wrought! ELECTRA. My nature used to be an analogous then yet my brain much less ripe. CHRYSOTHEMIS. try to maintain this type of brain via all of your existence. ELECTRA. those counsels suggest that you're going to now not percentage my deed. CHRYSOTHEMIS. No, for the enterprise is probably going to convey catastrophe. ELECTRA. i love your prudence; your cowardice I hate. CHRYSOTHEMIS. i'm going to hear no much less lightly if you happen to compliment me. ELECTRA. by no means worry to undergo that from me.
Am I vile? Am I no longer totally unclean? For i need to be banished, and in banishment no longer see my very own humans nor set foot in my very own land, in any other case be joined in wedlock to my mom and slay my sire, even Polybus, who begot and reared me. wouldn't a guy communicate aright of Oedipus if he judged this stuff despatched by means of a few merciless energy above guy? Forbid, forbid, you natural and lousy gods, that I may still see that day! No, may perhaps I be swept from between males sooner than I behold myself visited with the emblem of the sort of doom!.
No notice of neighbors, Antigone, pleased or painful has come to me on the grounds that we sisters have been bereft of our brothers, killed in a single day via a twofold blow. because the Argive host fled, this previous evening, i do know not anything extra, no matter if my fortune is brighter or extra grievous. ANTIGONE. i do know it good; this is the reason I sought to deliver you past the gates of the court docket, with the intention to pay attention on my own. ISMENE. what's it? it truly is undeniable that you're brooding on a few darkish tidings. ANTIGONE. What? Has no longer Creon.
Our ramparts. Swung down, he fell on this planet with a crash, torch in hand, he who so in recent years, within the frenzy of the mad onset, was once raging opposed to us with the blasts of his tempestuous hate. yet these threats fared now not as he was hoping; and to different foes the potent War-god allotted their numerous dooms, dealing havoc round, a strong helper at our desire. For seven captains at seven gates matched opposed to seven, left the tribute in their panoplies to Zeus who turns the conflict; keep these of merciless.