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summary Sophocles 2 AntigoneThe Women of TrachisPhiloctetesOedipus at Colonus 108 Sophocles with Aeschylus and Euripides was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens and is considered one of the world's greatest poets The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend Each play contains at least one heroic figure a character whose strength co. This volume completes my rereading of Sophocles Having read Terry Pinkard s study of Hegel s Phenomenology a book which contains an analysis of Hegel s interesting reading of Sophoclean Tragedy I had been looking for some of the themes mentioned Sociality of Reason made this reading very enjoyable and much meaningfulIn the Phenomenology Antigone in particular receives the largest share of attention The way in which the title character and Creon regard the burial of Antigone s brother Polynices as contrary to divine or natural law reveals the adherence to their position as Will thus puncturing the illusion of Sittlichkeit or the ethical order which Hegel and many Germans felt the Greeks regarded as Natural For me these tragic contradictions are most interesting in Women of Trachis where murder is committed through misunderstanding resulting in wives murdering husbands and of course patricide the son Hyllus must commit patricide to remain faithful to the wishes of his father HeraclesLift him companions showing great sympathy with me in what has happened and knowing of the great unkindness of the gods displayed in these events gods who beget us and are called our fathers but who look on such sufferings as these The future none can see and the present is pitiful for us and shameful for them and harder than on any other man upon him who is enduring this calamityThe theme of wit and cunning as personified by Odysseus being effective than strength honor and merit as had been the case in Ajax is once again seen in Philoctetes a play with a whole lot of whining complaining and a stinky rotten foot just read it Philoctetes must be deprived of his boy if the Greeks are to be victorious at Troy rather than defeat him in a contest or persuade him as an eual rational agent Odysseus shall trick him to win his prize Odysseus says to Neoptolemus in trying to convince Neoptolemus son of Achilles to abduct Philoctetes bow Son of a noble father I too when I was young had a tongue that was inactive but an arm that was active but when I come to put it to the proof I see that it is the tongue not actions that rules in all things for mortalsFinally we have Oedipus at Colonus which gives us action that precedes the story of Aeschylus Seven Against Thebes and Antigone itself Here we once again have the Theban world turned on its head as fathers receive dishonor women labor and men spin yarn as they do in Egypt haha that was a strange passage I have no context to make sense of In his defense made towards the Chorus and Creon Oedipus makes a plea which lays out the tragic contradictions of the play If here and now a man stood near you the righteous one and tried to kill you would you ask if the would be killer was your father or would you strike back at once I think that if you value life you would strike back at the guilty one and would not consider whether it was just or no But these were the sorrows into which I entered led by the gods so that I do not think that even my father s spirit if it came to life could contradict meSo Oedipus murder of Laius his father both was and wasn t a patricide His ungrateful eldest son who banished him Polynices whose burial Antigone seeks in Antigone makes a rather pathetic attempt to win his father s approval for making a move against his younger brother Eteocles after hearing from an oracle that he must get his father s blessing to come out victorious In an irony of ironies Polynices says to Oedipus Eteocles who is younger expelled me from the land he did not vanuish me in argument or come to the test of strength and action but persuaded the cityAre we surprised that Oedipus has no sympathy for that little shitA great collection It s been fun rereading these plays and reading some I never got to

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summary Sophocles 2 AntigoneThe Women of TrachisPhiloctetesOedipus at Colonus 108 Urage or intelligence exceeds the human norm but who also has than ordinary pride and self assurance These ualities combine to lead to a tragic endLoeb Classical Library #21 Volume 2 of 3 of the Loeb Classical Library SophoclesVolume II contains Oedipus at Colonus the climax of. Having read a few Greek plays now I must say I prefer Euripedes to Sophocles I read this story as we were going to see a modern adaptation and I wanted to know the story before we went Reading it I wasn t sure how they d be able to adopt it to the modern day as the entire point of the story seemed to be you shouldn t piss off the gods but give them their due or you will be horribly punished There were however some really great lines mostly by Creon But I must admit that sadly the story didn t inspire me enough to go and read the rest of the plays in this edition

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summary Sophocles 2 AntigoneThe Women of TrachisPhiloctetesOedipus at Colonus 108 The fallen hero’s life Antigone a conflict between public authority and an individual woman’s conscience The Women of Trachis a fatal attempt by Heracles’s wife to regain her husband’s love and Philoctetes Odysseus’s intrigue to bring an unwilling hero to the Trojan Wa. Greek Tragedies Volume I


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    (Sophocles 2 AntigoneThe Women of TrachisPhiloctetesOedipus at Colonus) PDF ä Sophocles i meant to have read this months ago right after finishing seamus heaney's translationinterpretation The Cure at Troy A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes up until now that remains being my favourite play read this year so far sorry brian friel considering i've not read the original version before picking up hea

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    (Sophocles 2 AntigoneThe Women of TrachisPhiloctetesOedipus at Colonus) PDF ä Sophocles For a long time I have been interested in Edmund Wilson's essay The Wound and the Bow and finally brought myself around to reading Philoctetes Sophocles' treatment of the storyEnsiled weakened by his suppurating wound Philoctetes fears Odysseus and his sly tricks as he does not want to return to Troy; it was foretold ho

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    characters Sophocles 2 AntigoneThe Women of TrachisPhiloctetesOedipus at Colonus (Sophocles 2 AntigoneThe Women of TrachisPhiloctetesOedipus at Colonus) PDF ä Sophocles Having read a few Greek plays now I must say I prefer Euripedes to Sophocles I read this story as we were going to see a modern adaptation and I wanted to know the story before we went Reading it I wasn't sure how they'd be able to adopt it to the modern day as the entire point of the story seemed to be you shoul

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    (Sophocles 2 AntigoneThe Women of TrachisPhiloctetesOedipus at Colonus) PDF ä Sophocles characters Sophocles 2 AntigoneThe Women of TrachisPhiloctetesOedipus at Colonus Though staged at religious festivals Athenian tragedy was foremost a political event Nowhere is this purpose apparent than in Sophocles who writes propaganda with a wink and sharp elbow in his audience's side

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