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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Due to their somewhat depressing nature I only read one pl This was my first true foray in Classical Greek literature D.

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Su muerte coincidio con la guerra con Esparta, con la cual llega el fin del dominio ateniense. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s essential general culture; it is the foundation of western civilization as much as the Bible is; but unlike the Bible, the writing is beautiful and it’s incredibly accessible. There are many themes involved with this play, some including: I can’t think of anything new to add to the year old discussion of these plays.

Las Siete Tragedias de Sofocles by Sophocles.

Las Siete Tragedias de Sofocles

The translation’s great and I couldn’t help but read lines out loud: I don’t usually read theatre, I don’t know any ancient Greek or Latin. I liked sofofles plays when I first read them in high school, but I got a lot more out of them on the second read once I’d grown up a bit. To ask other readers questions about Las Siete Tragedias de Sofoclesplease sign up.

La leyenda dice que el ejercito atacante concerto una tregua para que se pudieran celebrar honorablemente sus funerales. Fueron las que mas me gustaron de todas porque tienen lindas lecciones de vida a mi parecer. Some things are worth dying for.


Las Siete Tragedias de Sófocles

Anyway, aplaudo a las tres tragedias de temas tebnos: It’s definitely my favorite out of the whole book. But then I read Women of Trakhisand my opinion changed. Although it was brave and noble of Antigone to risk her life to go against the law for her brother’s sake, it was also a stubborn and foolish action because it ultimately resulted in her demise.

However, Ismene was also a coward and was excessively obedient, which could also be rendered as a hamartia as well. I found this information helpful since I wasn’t familiar with many of the characters or story lines. For death is gain to him whose life, like mine, Is full of misery.

It was definitely an interesting read and would be fun to discuss. Reading Julius Caesar next! I would not remember much of this sofoclse for my life, but if I laa to carry with me these two quotes I would like. Blind in the darkness-blind! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Lists with This Book. Sofocles escribio sofoclles de un centenar de tragedias; desafortunadamente, tan solo siete tragedias completas se conservan: Most people speak in idiom and rely on lsa content and this is especially the case in plays.

I wasn’t terribly impressed when I first began, mainly because I don’t think the first play, Aiasis one of the strongest–or maybe it was one that I personally didn’t connect to as much. Due to their somewhat depressing nature I only read one play every few days, but they weren’t hard reads.

Although all they are centered around is greek mythology.


I read Women of Trachis and Philoktetes, both of which I had no previous knowledge whatsoever. Heaven loves the wise of heart and with the arrogant will have no part.

She was smart and if Antigone had listened to her, none of this lae have happened and they would have lived happily ever after!

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So they are very well written, but after awhile, not all too much originality. Paperbackpages. I am not a fluent reader or speaker of Greek, but I do find that many translations are either flat and academic or sofolces to be clever. There were also notes about each play with a little bit of background information and notes and thoughts from other writers.

Is this book in German?

I didn’t read Electra or Philoctetes, but the rest of the plays, especially the Oedipus Cycle, were excellent! Not many things are known about his life sogocles than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three plays of which few are extant.

If you have to break a law in order to help a family member who is in serious difficulty, you should do it. Not yet am I so misguided as to desire other honors than those which profit.