Sophocles' tragedies--from Antigone to Oedipus Tyrannus--are choked with hugely wrought, shiny, and emotionally robust poetry. but such a lot translations sacrifice the poetry to express in simple terms the feel of the traces as dramatic speech. this can be the 1st booklet in English to provide Sophocles completely as a poet, and the single quantity to bare the whole strength and sweetness of his verse. With a clean and constant consciousness to constitution, language, and rhythm throughout Sophocles' writings, Reginald Gibbons has translated a variety of odes from Sophocles' surviving performs in addition to fragments from his misplaced works. What emerges is a surely new feel of a Sophocles who was once as a lot poet as dramatist. Bringing the Greek poet and his international unusually on the subject of us, those translations additionally restoration a feeling of the lengthy continuity of poetry. entire with an advent, this version finds Sophocles' poetic brilliance as by no means before.
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