Aias: A New Translation
Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Aias is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet James Scully. Still powerful and remarkably timely thousands of years after its creation, Aias is the moving story of a soldier returning home victorious from the Trojan War, only to discover he has lost his life’s purpose. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.
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Following E.F. Watling's 1953 translation of Ajax (Penguin), this new translation in free-flowing sprung rhythm by poet Pevear is a jewel for modern English readers. The scholarly critical ... Read full review
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Achilles Aeschylus AGAMEMNON aiai Aias Aias’s Aias’s death ancient archers armor ATHENA Athenian audience awarded barbarian bearded vulture Bettany Hughes blood brother bury carcasses choral CHORUS severally city’s civic command corpse co≠translated culture Curbstone Press cursed dead democratic dÍmos Dionysia Dionysos drama enemy ethos Eurysakes father festival fifth≠century Athens friends Garvie gods gone Greek army grief Hades hand hate he’s hear heart Hektor Herakles hero heroic historical Homer honor hoplite insults Iwill John O’Leary Kalchas killed LEADER leave live look lord MENELAOS MESSENGER mother night noble ODYSSEUS Oedipus at Kolonos Oedipus the King Philoktetes Phrygia plays playwrights political Salamis savage discipline SEMI≠CHORUS shame Skamander Skincrawling slaughtered slave social sons of Atreus Sophocles spoil standing sword TEKMESSA Telamon tell tent Teukros theater There’s things Thucydides tragedy translation Trojan Troy warrior What’s who’s words Zeus