A Companion to Sophocles by Kirk Ormand (ed.)

By Kirk Ormand (ed.)

A significant other to Sophocles offers the 1st accomplished number of essays in a long time to handle all points of the lifestyles, works, and demanding reception of Sophocles.

  • First number of its sort to supply introductory essays to the fragments of his misplaced performs and to the remainder fragments of 1 satyr-play, the Ichneutae, as well as every one of his extant tragedies
  • Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that move way past the present nation of scholarship on Sophocles
  • Presents readings that historicize Sophocles relating to the social, cultural, and highbrow international of 5th century Athens
  • Seeks to put later interpretations and variations of Sophocles of their ancient context
  • Includes essays devoted to problems with gender and sexuality; major moments within the historical past of examining Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by way of either historic and smooth playwrights

Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–6): Kirk Ormand
Chapter 2 The Textual Transmission of Sophocles' Dramas (pages 7–24): P. J. Finglass
Chapter three Sophocles' Biography (pages 25–37): Ruth Scodel
Chapter four Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides (pages 38–52): John Davidson
Chapter five Antigone (pages 53–68): Andre Lardinois
Chapter 6 Polyphonic Ajax (pages 69–83): Peter Burian
Chapter 7 Oedipus Tyrannus (pages 84–97): Vayos Liapis
Chapter eight Electra (pages 98–110): Francis Dunn
Chapter nine The Divided Worlds of Sophocles' girls of Trachis (pages 111–125): Margaret Rachel Kitzinger
Chapter 10 The Philoctetes of Sophocles (pages 126–140): Paul Woodruff
Chapter eleven final issues: Oedipus at Colonus and the top of Tragedy (pages 141–154): Thomas Van Nortwick
Chapter 12 Sophocles' Ichneutae or easy methods to Write a Satyr Play (pages 155–168): Willeon Slenders
Chapter thirteen Sophoclean Fragments (pages 169–184): Carolin Hahnemann
Chapter 14 Sophocles Didaskalos (pages 185–203): C. W. Marshall
Chapter 15 Poetic audio system in Sophocles (pages 204–219): Sarah H. Nooter
Chapter sixteen Sophocles' Choruses (pages 220–235): Sheila Murnaghan
Chapter 17 Lament as Speech Act in Sophocles (pages 236–250): Casey Due
Chapter 18 Sophocles and sophistication (pages 251–269): Peter W. Rose
Chapter 19 Sophocles and modern Politics (pages 270–286): Robin Osborne
Chapter 20 Sophocles and Athenian legislations (pages 287–300): Edward M. Harris
Chapter 21 the need and bounds of Deliberation in Sophocles' Theban performs (pages 301–315): Edith Hall
Chapter 22 Heroic Pharmacology: Sophocles and the Metaphors of Greek scientific inspiration (pages 316–330): Robin Mitchell?Boyask
Chapter 23 Sophocles and Hero Cult (pages 331–348): Bruno Currie
Chapter 24 slicing to the Bone: Recalcitrant our bodies in Sophocles (pages 349–366): Nancy Worman
Chapter 25 Staging moms in Sophocles' Electra and Oedipus the King (pages 367–380): Laura McClure
Chapter 26 Marriage in Sophocles: an issue for Social historical past (pages 381–394): Cynthia Patterson
Chapter 27 Masculinity and Freedom in Sophocles (pages 395–407): Bruce M. King
Chapter 28 Aristotle on Sophocles (pages 409–423): John T. Kirby
Chapter 29 Sophocles and Homer (pages 424–439): Seth L. Schein
Chapter 30 dealing with as much as Tragedy (pages 440–461): Michael Lurie
Chapter 31 Virginia Woolf, Richard Jebb, and Sophocles' Antigone (pages 462–476): Denise Eileen McCoskey and Mary Jean Corbett
Chapter 32 Freud and the Drama of Oedipal fact (pages 477–491): Richard H. Armstrong
Chapter 33 Sophocles with Lacan (pages 492–504): Mark Buchan
Chapter 34 Oedipus on Oedipus: Sophocles, Seneca, Politics, and remedy (pages 505–522): Alex Dressler
Chapter 35 Jean Anouilh's Antigone (pages 523–537): Jed Deppman
Chapter 36 input Antigone, allow the Agones start: Sophocles' Antigone in Nineteenth?Century Greece (pages 538–556): Gonda Van Steen
Chapter 37 Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (pages 557–571): Hallie Rebecca Marshall
Chapter 38 Black Oedipus (pages 572–585): Emily Wilson

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