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Electra and Other Plays (1953) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Sophocles’ innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother’s lover. Aeschylus and Euripides also dramatized this story, but the objectivity and humanity of Sophocles’ version provides a new perspective. Depicting the fall of a great hero, Ajax examines the enigma of power and weakness combined in one being, while the Women of Trachis portrays the tragic love and error of Heracles’ deserted wife Deianeira, and Philoctetes deals with the conflict between physical force and moral strength.

Original title: Electra and Other Plays
Original languages: Ancient Greek


Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Ajax (-445) [Play]
      Author: Sophocles
     Women of Trachis (-440) [Play]
      Author: Sophocles
     Electra (-410) [Play]
      Author: Sophocles
     Philoctetes (-409) [Play]
      Author: Sophocles

Edition #1: Electra and Other Plays

Electra and Other Plays (1953)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: E. F. Watling
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Manifested in:

Electra and Other Plays (April 30, 1953)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140440283
Dimensions: 4.9 x 7.7 x 0.8 in
Pages: 224

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