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Three Dramas of Old Age:Elektra,Philoktetes,Oidipous at Kolonos with Trackers and Other Selected Fragments (Everyman's Library) By Sophocles Sophocles

Three Dramas of Old Age:Elektra,Philoktetes,Oidipous at Kolonos with Trackers and Other Selected Fragments (Everyman's Library)
by Sophocles

The last plays of Sophocles and the climax in classical Greek drama
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Three Dramas of Old Age:Elektra,Philoktetes,Oidipous at Kolonos with Trackers and Other Selected Fragments Summary


Sophocles created these three tragedies in his 80s, when the faction-ridden Athenian democracy was heading towards final defeat in the Peloponnesian War. Elektra dramatizes the increasing madness and savagery of the avenging heroine; in Philoktetes Odysseus tries to impose a philosophy of pure expediency on the young captain Neoptolemos; and in Oidipous at Kolonos, the blind and polluted Oidipous comes to Athens to die. He rewards his benefactors, and destroys those who seek to enlist him for their own selfish ends. The volume also includes the surviving part of Sophocles' satyr-drama Trackers, and other selected fragments.

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Sku
GOR002051145
Title
Three Dramas of Old Age:Elektra,Philoktetes,Oidipous at Kolonos with Trackers and Other Selected Fragments (Everyman's Library)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Year published
Number of pages
400
ISBN 10
0460877429
ISBN 13
9780460877428
Prizes
N/A
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