By Joan V. O'Brien
Designed primarily to be used alongside a standard school text of the Antigone, this first extensive commentary since the Jebb 1891 edition represents a new concept in text commentary. The work is built around seven selected passages specifically chosen to illustrate the poet's diction, the play's ironic structure, and the antagonists' character. Grammatical notes, a comprehensive commentary on the literary, philosophical, and historical aspects of the play, and a vocabulary to all the Greek words that appear in the play are designed to acquaint the intermediate student of Greek with the peculiarities of tragic diction and vocabulary.
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