A Study Guide for Sophocles s The Ajax

A Study Guide for Sophocles s  The Ajax

Agamemnon is a great Greek warrior. He appears after Ajax's suicide to support Menelaus's decree that Ajax not be buried. He and Teucer argue bitterly, and he also argues with Odysseus. Finally out of friendship with Odysseus, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410339485

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Sophocles's "The Ajax," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Study Guide to The Plays of Sophocles

Study Guide to The Plays of Sophocles

Comment The appearance of the mad Ajax exemplifies Sophocles' preference for dramatization rather than narration. In Euripides' Heracles, the madness of Heracles is not shown on stage but is narrated in a “messenger-speech.

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645424550

Category: Study Aids

Page: 156

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Sophocles, one of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived. Titles in this study guide include Oedipus, Philoctetes, Trachiniae, Electra, Oedipus the King, Antigone, and Ajax. As a playwright of fifth-century BCE, he is one of the most famous Greek Tragedians. Moreover, his surviving plays are proof of his perfection of the genre of Greek tragedy. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Sophocles’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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A Study Guide for Sophocles s Women of Trachis Trachiniae

A Study Guide for Sophocles s  Women of Trachis  Trachiniae

Sophocles was probably born in either 497 or 496 b.c.e., in Colonus, a rural community just northwest of Athens. ... Some scholars believe that Ajax is also among Sophocles's early, less wellbalanced plays, since as in Women of Trachis, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410350244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Sophocles's "Women of Trachis: Trachiniae," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Homer s Iliad

A Study Guide for Homer s Iliad

When Ajax (Oilean, the Lesser) is in company with Ajax the Greater (Telamonian Ajax), Homer will sometimes refer to the two of them as Aiantes, the plural form in Greek of the name Ajax. Since this expression, though perhaps confusing, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410335074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Alexander Pope s Sound and Sense

A Study Guide for Alexander Pope s  Sound and Sense

Ajax is associated with Greek mythology and appears in Homer's epic poem The Iliad and in Sophocles' play Ajax. Camilla is from Roman mythology and appears in Virgil's Aeneid. Timotheus was an ancient Greek musician from the time period ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410358882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 17

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Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Sophocles s Oedipus Rex aka Oedipus the King

A Study Guide for Sophocles s  Oedipus Rex  aka Oedipus the King

Sophocles studied under the musician Lampras and under Aeschylus, later becoming his rival. ... He is purported to have written over one hundred tragedies yet only seven have survived to the modern era: Ajax (c. 450 B.C.); Antigone (c.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410354310

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Sophocles's "Oedipus Rex (aka Oedipus the King)," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Greek Drama

A Study Guide for  Greek Drama

of the play, reacted to characters and events, and even probed the characters with questions and gave advice. ... In some of Sophocles's plays, as in Ajax and Electra, the chorus is most closely attached to the title character.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410347404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 27

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A Study Guide for "Greek Drama," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.
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Sophocles

Sophocles

if they were intended to guide a director for another performance, or a reader to help him imagine the spectacle. ... In his wily speech explaining why he is leaving his companions, Ajax has indicated the place where he is going, ...

Author: Jacques Jouanna

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691240404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 896

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Here, for the first time in English, is celebrated French classicist Jacques Jouanna's magisterial account of the life and work of Sophocles. Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's greatest age, the fifth century. Sophocles was the commanding figure of his day. The author of Oedipus Rex and Antigone, he was not only the leading dramatist but also a distinguished politician, military commander, and religious figure. And yet the evidence about his life has, until now, been fragmentary. Reconstructing a lost literary world, Jouanna has finally assembled all the available information, culled from inscriptions, archaeological evidence, and later sources. He also offers a huge range of new interpretations, from his emphasis on the significance of Sophocles' political and military offices (previously often seen as honorary) to his analysis of Sophocles' plays in the mythic and literary context of fifth-century drama. Written for scholars, students, and general readers, this book will interest anyone who wants to know more about Greek drama in general and Sophocles in particular. With an extensive bibliography and useful summaries not only of Sophocles' extant plays but also, uniquely, of the fragments of plays that have been partially lost, it will be a standard reference in classical studies for years to come.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Brill s Companion to the Reception of Sophocles

Brill s Companion to the Reception of Sophocles

New versions of Sophocle's Ajax, Philoctetes, Women in Trachis, and Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound. ... and Imaging the Chorus: A Study of the Physicality, Movement, and Composition of the Chorus in A.R.T.'s Ajax,” Didaskalia 9.06: 27–30 ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004300941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Sophocles offers a comprehensive account of the reception of Sophocles’ plays over the centuries, across cultures and within a range of different fields, such as literature, intellectual history, visual arts, music, dance, stage and cinema.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study of Sophoclean Drama

A Study of Sophoclean Drama

No one questions the prevalence of irony in OT . But in the other plays how important for Sophocles ' presentation of his tragedies is irony ? Provided we grant that dramatic irony need not be chock - full of pungent verbal effects ...

Author: Gordon MacDonald Kirkwood

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801482410

Category: Drama

Page: 332

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A study in the dramatic methods of Sophocles, especially in the revelation of character, as the primary essence of Sophocles' art.
Categories: Drama