Sophocles: Ajax

A. F. Garvie

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ISBN: 9780856686603

Publication: February 1, 1998

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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Ajax, perhaps the earliest surviving tragedy of Sophocles, presents the downfall and disgrace of a great hero whose suicide leads to his rehabilitation through the enlightened magnanimity of one of his enemies. This edition attempts to show that Sophocles offers no easy answer to the question of why Ajax falls, and no simple solution to the problem of how we ought to live so as to avoid tragedy in our own lives. Greek text with facing-page English translation. With introduction and extensive commentary. 

A. F. Garvie is Professor Emeritus of Greek in the University of Glasgow. He has written widely on Greek tragedy and edited Aeschylus: Choephori (Oxford, 1986), Homer: Odyssey VI-VIII (Cambridge, 1994) and Sophocles: Ajax (Warminster, 1998).

Preface Introduction Bibliography Ajax: Text and translation Commentary Metrical Appendix Index

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

266 Pages

ISBN: 9780856686603

Publication: February 1, 1998

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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