A Companion to Sophocles (Blackwell Companions to the by Kirk Ormand

By Kirk Ormand

A spouse to Sophocles provides the 1st complete selection of essays in a long time to deal with all features of the existence, works, and significant reception of Sophocles.

  • First choice of its variety to supply introductory essays to the fragments of his misplaced performs and to the rest fragments of 1 satyr-play, the Ichneutae, as well as each one of his extant tragedies
  • Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that cross well past the present country of scholarship on Sophocles
  • Presents readings that historicize Sophocles with regards to the social, cultural, and highbrow international of 5th century Athens
  • Seeks to put later interpretations and diversifications of Sophocles of their historic context
  • Includes essays devoted to problems with gender and sexuality; major moments within the background of studying Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles through either historical and glossy playwrights

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