Sophocles, Volume 1
Sophocles with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm - but who also has more than ordinary pride and self-assurance. These qualities combine to lead to a tragic end. -- Jacket.
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Review: Sophocles 1: Ajax/Electra/Oedipus Tyrannus (Loeb Classical Library 20)User Review - Nathan - Goodreads
Nietzsche's midwife. Come for Oedipus, stay for Ajax. Read full review
Review: Sophocles 1: Ajax/Electra/Oedipus Tyrannus (Loeb Classical Library 20)User Review - Lucian - Goodreads
ὦ φῶς, τελευταῖόν σε προσβλέψαιμι νῦν l.1132 ἔνθα δύστηνος διπλοῦς ἐξ ἀνδρὸς ἄνδρα καὶ τέκν᾽ ἐκ τέκνων τέκοι. l. 1250 ἔρρει δὲ τὰ θεῖα. l. 910 ὦ δεινὸν ἰδεῖν πάθος ἀνθρώποις l. 1298 ἄνδρα δ᾽ ὠφελεῖν ἀφ᾽ ὧν ἔχοι τε καὶ δύναιτο, κάλλιστος πόνων Read full review