Sophocles, Volume 1

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Harvard University Press, 1994 - Greek drama (Tragedy) - 1516 pages
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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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I haven't got this copy I've got the penguin one but I have to say really good stuff. like how the charecters are single minded or two dimensional I find it refreshingly different and more honest ... Read full review

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