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The Ajax of Sophocles

by Sophocles

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Published by Methuen & Co. in London .
Written in


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated into English prose with an introduction by E.D.A. Morshead.
ContributionsMorshead, E. D. A.
The Physical Object
Pagination74 p. ;
Number of Pages74
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13992199M

Get this from a library! Sophocles: Ajax. [Jon Hesk] -- "Sophocles' Ajax is one of the most disturbing and powerful surviving ancient tragedies. But it is also difficult to understand and interpret. What are we to make of its protagonist's extremism? Does.   About Sophocles: Ajax. Sophoclean scholarship in twentieth century Britain was dominated by Victorian editions of R.C. Jebb until the appearance of this edition by W.E.B. Stanford in , and it remains the standard edition.

Ajax By Sophocles Written B.C.E Translated by R. C. Trevelyan. Dramatis Personae ATHENA ODYSSEUS AJAX CHORUS OF SALAMINIANS TECMESSA, concubine of AJAX MESSENGER TEUCER, half-brother of AJAX MENELAUS AGAMEMNON Mute Persons EURYSACES, child of AJAX and TECMESSA Attendants, Heralds, etc. Sophocles. The Ajax of Sophocles. Edited with introduction and notes by Sir Richard Jebb. Sir Richard Jebb. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. The .

  : Sophocles: Ajax (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama) () by Sophocles,. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).   According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote or more plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form, namely Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian Women, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.


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With its Damien Hurst-esque cover art of gore-spattered, tongue-lolling, severed goat heads, this new translation of Sophocles' Ajax is calculated to shock. This is a slim and menacing-looking little book, with lots of white space in the text and a grittiness to the sprinkles of dialog/5(10).

Sophocles's Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC. The date of Ajax's first performance is unknown and may never be found, but most scholars regard it as an early work, circa - B.C. It chronicles the fate of the warrior Ajax after the events of the Iliad, but before the end of the Trojan War.

The Ajax of Sophocles book Ajax book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Written in the fifth century B.C., Sophocles' tragedy concerns the shame and /5. Buy a cheap copy of Ajax book by Sophocles. Poetry. Translated from the Greek by John Tipton.

Written in the fifth century B.C., Sophocles tragedy concerns the shame and death of Ajax, a Greek who had won Free shipping over $/5(5). Sophocles lived a long life, but not long enough to witness the downfall of Athens. Toward the end of his life, Athens became entangled in a war with other city-states jealous of its prosperity and power, a war that would end the glorious century during which Sophocles lived.

This political fall also marked an artistic fall, for the unique art. Ajax is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles, one of the first three classical tragedians whose works survive into the present day. Created sometime during the fifth century B.C., it concerns the exploits of the heroic figure Ajax the Great, sometime between the end of.

Sophocles’ Ajax is portrayed as a great hero, but he is rigidly defined as the old-fashioned hero, proud and uncompromising and unable to recognize his own weaknesses and limitations. Homer, who was probably Sophocles’ source for the play, also depicted Ajax as obstinate to the point of stupidity in “The Iliad”.It is Ajax’s hubris in rejecting the help of the goddess Athena in the Ratings: 34 rows  Ajax is a play by Sophocles.

The date of its first performance is unknown, but most scholars. Ajax By Sophocles Athenian dramatist and politician, one of the three great Greek tragedians.

His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote plays during the course of Brand: CreateSpace Publishing.

Sophocles’ “Ajax” - Produced between BCE and BCE. Translated by G. Theodoridis. The Ajax of Sophocles Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.).Pages: In Sophocles' play Ajax, as in the Homeric epics, Odysseus is an intelligent and devious character, who has complex reasons for everything he does and says.

Before Ajax's suicide, Odysseus has been. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Sophocles. Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Sophocles: Ajax, trans. by R. Jebb (HTML at Perseus) Sophocles: Ajax, trans.

by Ian Johnston (Javascript-dependent Flash with commentary at Richer Resources Publications) Sophocles: The Ajax of Sophocles (London: G. Allen and Unwin, c), trans. by R. Trevelyan.

Ajax Summary. Ajax is the earliest of Sophocles' s surviving plays. It is thought that the play's first performance took place about B.C., but the exact date is not certain and might have been a few years earlier or later.

Sophocles' Ajax describes the fall of a mighty warrior denied the honour which he believed was his due. This edition of the play presents a text and critical apparatus which take full advantage of advances in our understanding of Sophoclean manuscripts and scholarship.

Sophocles' Ajax describes the fall of a mighty warrior denied the honour which he believed was his due. This edition of the play presents a text and critical apparatus which take full advantage of advances in our understanding of Sophoclean manuscripts and : Cambridge University Press.

Sophocles, the son of Sophilus, was a wealthy member of the rural deme (small community) of Hippeios Colonus in Attica, which was to become a setting for one of his plays, and he was probably born there. Sophocles was born a few years before the Battle of Marathon in BC: the exact year is unclear, although /6 is the most likely.

Sophocles was born into a wealthy family (his father was Born: / BCE, Colonus, Attica. Sophocles has books on Goodreads with ratings.

Sophocles’s most popular book is Oedipus Rex (The Theban Plays, #1). Seven Tragedies of Sophocles: Ajax Page 5. All things are possible for a cunning god. Ath. Stand here in silence then and wait where you are.

I'll stay if I must, but would rather be far from here. Ath. Hey, Ajax there. I summon you again. Why such little regard for a friend. Ajax. Athena, greetings, greetings Zeus born child. Sophocles' Ajax describes the fall of a mighty warrior denied the honour which he believed was his due.

This edition of the play presents a text and critical apparatus which take full advantage of advances in our understanding of Sophoclean manuscripts and scholarship/5(K). Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, concision, clarity, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre.

Woodruff's Introduction offers a brisk and stimulating discussion of central themes /5(K).Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias' suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism.

He endows Aias suicide with a meaning radically different from previous versions of the Aias myth--Aias is not the hero whom time has passed by, but rather the man who steps beyond time.

Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC. It chronicles the fate of the warrior Ajax after the events of the Iliad, but before the end of the Trojan War.