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Women of Trachis (c.-440) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Mutability; uncertainty; a universe of precipitous change: these themes are at the heart of Sophocles' tragic vision. But nowhere are they elaborated with more urgency than in Women of Trachis. There are no subtle shifts of Fortune's favors in this tragedy, only stunning and total reversals, a relentless spinning of her fickle wheel. Thesis moves to crushing antithesis with an unparalleled violence at the moment of transformation. Thought to have been written about 440 BC, midway through the poet's career, Women of Trachis has long suffered from neglect by scholars despite its sophistication and raw energy.

Original title: Τραχίνιαι
Alternative titles: The Trachiniae
Original languages: Ancient Greek


Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Electra and Other Plays (1953) [Collection]
      Author: Sophocles
     Four Tragedies (2007) [Collection]
      Author: Sophocles

Edition #1: Women of Trachis

Edition #2: Women of Trachis

Women of Trachis (1978)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: Charles Kenneth (C.K.) Williams Gregory W. Dickerson
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Manifested in:

Women of Trachis (1991)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195070097
Pages: 112

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