Theban Plays

By Sophocles; Peter Meineck et al. | Go to book overview

Suggestions for Further Reading

(Full citations of these works are to be found in the Selected Bibliography on page 217.)


1. Sophocles and His Art

Karl Reinhardt's book on Sophocles (1947/79) is unmatched for its sensitive reading of the plays as literary texts. Charles Segal was the finest Sophocles scholar of our time; his two books (1981) and (1995) are essential reading. For a general introduction to Sophocles scholarship, Buxton (1984) is invaluable. Blundell (1989) provides an illuminating account of one main strand in the ethical viewpoint presupposed by Sophocles.

For the study of ancient tragedy in general, consult the essays in Easterling (1997) as well as those in Vernant and VidalNaquet (1972 and 1981) and those in Winkler and Zeitlin (1990) and Silk (1996). Seaford (1994) has changed the way we read ancient tragedy.

Among general commentaries, the elegant classic by Jebb (1897–1900/1962) is still indispensable, and Campbell (1879) is well worth a visit. There are good recent commentaries on Antigone and Oedipus Tyrannus, but the second Oedipus play requires more attention from scholars.

Grene's admirable translation (1991) stays very close to the original, and Lloyd-Jones's Loeb edition of 1994, with Greek and English on facing pages, is helpful on many points. Fagles's translation (1982) has been an inspiration to both of us, and the accompanying introductions by Bernard Knox are superb—a good starting place for novices and scholars.


2. Antigone

Antigone has appealed to literary critics and philosophers alike; at the same time, the play has kept a great many classical scholars busy on historical and textual issues. No careful reader should be confined to an exclusive approach, whether literary, philosophical,

-lxxii-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Theban Plays
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vi
  • Introduction ix
  • Suggestions for Further Reading lxxii
  • Note on the Translations lxxv
  • Acknowledgments lxxvi
  • Theban Royal Family Tree lxxviii
  • Antigone 1
  • Oedipus Tyrannus 61
  • Oedipus at Colonus 125
  • Endnotes 208
  • Appendix: Hegel on Antigone 214
  • Selected Bibliography 217
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 226

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.