Literary Medieval Criticism

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

By Kirk Ormand

A better half to Sophocles provides the 1st complete number of essays in many years to handle all elements of the existence, works, and demanding reception of Sophocles.

  • First number of its style to supply introductory essays to the fragments of his misplaced performs and to the remainder fragments of 1 satyr-play, the Ichneutae, as well as every one of his extant tragedies
  • Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that move way past the present nation of scholarship on Sophocles
  • Presents readings that historicize Sophocles with regards to the social, cultural, and highbrow global of 5th century Athens
  • Seeks to put later interpretations and variations of Sophocles of their ancient context
  • Includes essays devoted to problems with gender and sexuality; major moments within the background of reading Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles through either historical and glossy playwrights

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