By Kirk Ormand (ed.)
A spouse to Sophocles provides the 1st accomplished choice of essays in a long time to deal with all points of the lifestyles, works, and demanding reception of Sophocles.
- First selection of its variety to supply introductory essays to the fragments of his misplaced performs and to the rest fragments of 1 satyr-play, the Ichneutae, as well as each one of his extant tragedies
- Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that cross way past the present country of scholarship on Sophocles
- Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in terms of the social, cultural, and highbrow global of 5th century Athens
- Seeks to put later interpretations and variations of Sophocles of their historic context
- Includes essays devoted to problems with gender and sexuality; major moments within the background of studying Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles via either historic and glossy playwrights
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–6): Kirk Ormand
Chapter 2 The Textual Transmission of Sophocles' Dramas (pages 7–24): P. J. Finglass
Chapter three Sophocles' Biography (pages 25–37): Ruth Scodel
Chapter four Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides (pages 38–52): John Davidson
Chapter five Antigone (pages 53–68): Andre Lardinois
Chapter 6 Polyphonic Ajax (pages 69–83): Peter Burian
Chapter 7 Oedipus Tyrannus (pages 84–97): Vayos Liapis
Chapter eight Electra (pages 98–110): Francis Dunn
Chapter nine The Divided Worlds of Sophocles' ladies of Trachis (pages 111–125): Margaret Rachel Kitzinger
Chapter 10 The Philoctetes of Sophocles (pages 126–140): Paul Woodruff
Chapter eleven final issues: Oedipus at Colonus and the top of Tragedy (pages 141–154): Thomas Van Nortwick
Chapter 12 Sophocles' Ichneutae or how one can Write a Satyr Play (pages 155–168): Willeon Slenders
Chapter thirteen Sophoclean Fragments (pages 169–184): Carolin Hahnemann
Chapter 14 Sophocles Didaskalos (pages 185–203): C. W. Marshall
Chapter 15 Poetic audio system in Sophocles (pages 204–219): Sarah H. Nooter
Chapter sixteen Sophocles' Choruses (pages 220–235): Sheila Murnaghan
Chapter 17 Lament as Speech Act in Sophocles (pages 236–250): Casey Due
Chapter 18 Sophocles and sophistication (pages 251–269): Peter W. Rose
Chapter 19 Sophocles and modern Politics (pages 270–286): Robin Osborne
Chapter 20 Sophocles and Athenian legislations (pages 287–300): Edward M. Harris
Chapter 21 the need and boundaries of Deliberation in Sophocles' Theban performs (pages 301–315): Edith Hall
Chapter 22 Heroic Pharmacology: Sophocles and the Metaphors of Greek clinical concept (pages 316–330): Robin Mitchell?Boyask
Chapter 23 Sophocles and Hero Cult (pages 331–348): Bruno Currie
Chapter 24 slicing to the Bone: Recalcitrant our bodies in Sophocles (pages 349–366): Nancy Worman
Chapter 25 Staging moms in Sophocles' Electra and Oedipus the King (pages 367–380): Laura McClure
Chapter 26 Marriage in Sophocles: an issue for Social background (pages 381–394): Cynthia Patterson
Chapter 27 Masculinity and Freedom in Sophocles (pages 395–407): Bruce M. King
Chapter 28 Aristotle on Sophocles (pages 409–423): John T. Kirby
Chapter 29 Sophocles and Homer (pages 424–439): Seth L. Schein
Chapter 30 dealing with as much as Tragedy (pages 440–461): Michael Lurie
Chapter 31 Virginia Woolf, Richard Jebb, and Sophocles' Antigone (pages 462–476): Denise Eileen McCoskey and Mary Jean Corbett
Chapter 32 Freud and the Drama of Oedipal fact (pages 477–491): Richard H. Armstrong
Chapter 33 Sophocles with Lacan (pages 492–504): Mark Buchan
Chapter 34 Oedipus on Oedipus: Sophocles, Seneca, Politics, and remedy (pages 505–522): Alex Dressler
Chapter 35 Jean Anouilh's Antigone (pages 523–537): Jed Deppman
Chapter 36 input Antigone, allow the Agones start: Sophocles' Antigone in Nineteenth?Century Greece (pages 538–556): Gonda Van Steen
Chapter 37 Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (pages 557–571): Hallie Rebecca Marshall
Chapter 38 Black Oedipus (pages 572–585): Emily Wilson
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2010b), Scholia vetera in Sophoclis Trachinias. ) Berlin and New York. indd 24 1/11/2012 2:27:26 PM 3 Sophocles’ Biography Ruth Scodel We know more about the life of Sophocles than we know about the lives of many other Greek poets. Still, we do not know very much. There is a biography of Sophocles in some manuscripts of his plays and another in the Byzantine encyclopedia Suda. In addition, anecdotes about him appear in various ancient authors. However, the biographical traditions about Greek poets, as recorded both in the surviving short formal biographies and in the anecdotes told by extant authors, tend to be almost useless as historical sources, although they are very valuable testimonies for how ancient readers thought about the authors.
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The biography says that Sophocles studied music with Lampros and learned tragedy from Aeschylus. “Lampros” is probably a mistake for “Lamprocles” (Lampros was probably younger than Sophocles). It is natural to assume that Sophocles would have learned from Aeschylus. Yet Aeschylus’ son Euphorion and a nephew, Philocles, were both successful tragedians (a production of Philocles was victorious over the production of Sophocles that included the Oedipus Tyrannus), and it would have been very generous of the master to teach Sophocles, too.