Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

Sophocles


Four seminal tragedies through the grasp Greek dramatist, in glowing new translations

Of the multiple hundred performs Sophocles wrote over the process his lengthy existence, basically seven live on. This quantity collects 4 of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a tender girl for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed via her mother's lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of energy and weak spot vis-àvis the autumn of the good hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and mistake of Heracles's abandoned spouse, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the clash among actual strength and ethical strength.

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