Three Dramas of Old Age: "Elektra", "Philoktetes", "Oidipous at Kolonos" with "Trackers" and Other Selected Fragments by Sophocles

Three Dramas of Old Age: "Elektra", "Philoktetes", "Oidipous at Kolonos" with "Trackers" and Other Selected Fragments by Sophocles

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The last plays of Sophocles and the climax in classical Greek drama

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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
Author By (author) Sophocles
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 0460877429
ISBN 13 9780460877428
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002051145
Title Three Dramas of Old Age: "Elektra", "Philoktetes", "Oidipous at Kolonos" with "Trackers" and Other Selected Fragments
Author By (author) Sophocles
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 0460877429
ISBN 13 9780460877428
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No