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The Resource The Theban plays of Sophocles, translated by David R. Slavitt

The Theban plays of Sophocles, translated by David R. Slavitt

Label
The Theban plays of Sophocles
Title
The Theban plays of Sophocles
Statement of responsibility
translated by David R. Slavitt
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
In this needed and highly anticipated new translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, David Slavitt presents a fluid, accessible, and modern version for both newcomers to the plays and established admirers. Unpretentious and direct, Slavitt's translation preserves the innate verve and energy of the dramas, engaging the reader or audience member directly with Sophocles' great texts. Slavitt chooses to present the plays not in narrative sequence but in the order in which they were composed: "Antigone", "Oedipus Tyrannos", "Oedipus at Colonus"; he thereby underscores the fact that the story of "Oedipus" is one to which Sophocles returned over the course of his lifetime. This arrangement also lays bare the record of Sophocles' intellectual and artistic development. Renowned as a poet and translator, Slavitt has translated Ovid, Virgil, Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Ausonius, Prudentius, Valerius Flaccus, and Bacchylides as well as works in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew. In this volume, he avoids personal intrusion on the texts and relies upon the theatrical machinery of the plays themselves. The result is a major contribution to the art of translation and a version of the Oedipus plays that will appeal enormously to readers, theatre directors, and actors
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sophocles
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Ancient Greek
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Slavitt, David R.
Series statement
Yale new classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sophocles
  • Oedipus
  • Antigone
  • Antigone
  • Oedipus
  • Sophocles
  • DRAMA
  • DRAMA
Label
The Theban plays of Sophocles, translated by David R. Slavitt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published with assistance from the Kingsley Trust Association Publication Fund established by the Scroll and Key Society of Yale College"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antigone -- Oedipus tyrannos -- Oedipus at Colonus
Control code
ocn191746339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300134674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt11166n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191746339
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The Theban plays of Sophocles, translated by David R. Slavitt
Publication
Note
"Published with assistance from the Kingsley Trust Association Publication Fund established by the Scroll and Key Society of Yale College"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antigone -- Oedipus tyrannos -- Oedipus at Colonus
Control code
ocn191746339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300134674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt11166n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191746339
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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