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Sophokles: Philoktetes
Sophokles: Philoktetes

by Seth L. Schein

A new translation into English. Includes a map, notes, interpretative essay.

This translation is intended for students, teachers, and general readers who desire a version that is as close to the Greek as I have been able to make it without sacrificing readability. I have tried to preserve or to convey the effects of Sophokles’ idioms, imagery, figures of speech, meter, word order, and sentence structure, as well as the combination of a traditional high style with colloquial Attic Greek that is characteristic of all Attic tragedy. Despite some inevitable awkwardness and the impossibility of bringing over into English everything that I see in the Greek, I hope that my version will help readers to achieve an intimate familiarity with the play and its complex meanings.

Pub. Date: October 2003 Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated Format: Textbook Paperback, 126pp

Item: 158510086

Price: $5.98


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