A commentary on the plays of Sophocles

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Southern Illinois University Press, Feb 1, 1991 - Drama - 386 pages
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James C. Hogan introduces each play by highlighting specific and interpretive problems relevant to that play before turning to a line-by-line analysis. The line analysis is comprehensive, ranging from the meanings of words and phrases that pertain to a variety of Greek ideas and institutions to metaphor and imagery specific to each play as well as plots and borrowings from earlier poetry, styles, and characterizations.

Along with his examination of the seven extant plays of Sophocles in English translations, Hogan provides a general introduction to the theatre in Sophocles’ time, discussing staging, the conventions of the Greek theatre, the text of the plays, and mythology and religion.

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Contents

A Note on the Commentary
16
Oedipus at Colonus
79
Antigone
126
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

James C. Hogan, chair and Frank T. McClure Professor of Classics at Allegheny College, is the author of A Guide to the Iliad.

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