A Companion to Sophocles

A Companion to Sophocles

Editor(s): Kirk Ormand

Published Online: 29 JAN 2013 05:31AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405187268

Online ISBN: 9781118350508

DOI: 10.1002/9781118350508

About this Book

A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles.

  • First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies
  • Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles
  • Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens
  • Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context
  • Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Text and Author

  2. Part II: The Plays and the Fragments

  3. Part III: Sophoclean Techniques

  4. Part IV: Sophocles and Fifth-Century Political, Religious, and Intellectual Thought

  5. Part V: Gender and Sexuality

  6. Part VI: Historical Interpretations

  7. Part VII: Influence and Imitation

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