Publication Year: 2013
David Mulroy’s translation of Antigone faithfully reproduces the literal meaning of Sophocles’ words while also reflecting his verbal pyrotechnics. Using fluid iambic pentameters for the spoken passages and rhyming stanzas for the songs, it is true to the letter and the spirit of the great Greek original.
Published by: University of Wisconsin Press
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I under took this trans la tion of Anti gone with the same goal that I set for my self in my re cently pub lished trans la tion of Oed i pus Rex (Uni ver sity of Wis con sin Press, 2011). In both cases I’ve tried to do jus tice to the rhyth mic char ac ter of spoken pas sages by using strict iam bic pen tam e ter while con vey ing the mus i cal ity ...
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Oed i pus, ruler of the an cient city of Thebes, un know ingly passed from the scene, he left four chil dren be hind: his sons Ete o cles and Poly neices and his daugh ters Anti gone and Is mene. fol low ers of Ete o cles and Poly neices. Ete o cles gained con trol of the city with the help of his uncle, Creon. Driven into exile, ...
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...chorusandchoralleader,1 eld ers of the city of Thebescreon’sattendants, mute char ac ters, a group of ser vants 1. The cho ral leader speaks in the same iam bic meter that the ac tors nor mally em ploy. The chorus chants some an a pes tic pas sages in uni son. In this text, those pas sages are intro duced with the no ta tion “Chorus (chant ing).” ...
Appendix 1. Guide to Pronunciation
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Appendix 2. Synopses of the Surviving Accounts of Oedipus and His Family
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Suggestions for Further Reading
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Chad wick, John. Lin ear B and Re lated Scripts. Berke ley: Uni ver-sity of Cal i for nia Press, 1987. The story of the dis cov ery and De Ro milly, Jac que line. The Great Soph ists in Per icl ean Ath ens. as sess ment of the role of the soph ists in Athe nian cul ture.Dick in son, Ol i ver. The Ae gean from Bronze Age to Iron Age. New ...
Page Count: 157
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Wisconsin Studies in Classics
Series Editor Byline: William Aylward and Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, General Editors