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By Sophocles

ISBN-10: 0192835882

ISBN-13: 9780192835888

Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, worry, deprivation, and political ambition: those are the causes which thrust the characters portrayed in those 3 Sophoclean masterpieces directly to their collision path with catastrophe.

Recognized in his personal day as maybe the best of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' attractiveness has remained undimmed for 2 and a part thousand years. His maximum innovation within the tragic medium used to be his improvement of a principal tragic determine, confronted with a try out of will and personality, risking obloquy and loss of life instead of compromise his or her rules: it really is amazing that Antigone and Electra either have a lady as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies particularly forget her accountability to her kinfolk, Oedipus' selection to save lots of his urban leads to the bad discovery that he has devoted either incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mom and her lover retains her in servitude and despair.

These vibrant translations mix beauty and modernity, and are notable for his or her lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, financial system, and sensitivity to the numerous metres and modes of the unique musical supply lead them to both appropriate for studying or theatrical peformance.

Readership: scholars of all university degrees in drama, classics, comparative literature, theatre stories. A-level `Classical Civilization' scholars.

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Aburríme y bendíselas al tal librero, que las ha puesto en la estampa como aquí te las ofrece. El me las pagó razonablemente; yo cogí mi dinero con suavidad, sin tener cuenta con dimes ni diretes de recitantes. Querría que fuesen las mejores del mundo, o a lo menos razonables: tú lo verás (lector mío), y si hallares que tienen alguna cosa buena, en topando a aquel mi maldiciente autor, dile que se enmiende, pues yo no ofendo a nadie, y que advierta que no tienen necedades patentes y descuviertas, y que el verso es el mismo que piden las comedias, que ha de ser de los tres estilos el ínfimo; que 51 el lenguaje de los entremeses es propio de las figuras que en ellos se introducen, y que para enmienda de todo esto le ofrezco vna comedia 52 , y la intitulo El engaño a los ojos, que si no me engaño le ha de dar contento.

L. 5. titul. 7. pa[r]tit. 6. loquuntur de mimis inhonestis atque impudicis in causâ quaestus, ibi: Inter arenarios vel mimos si se filius sociaverit, & in hac professione permanserit & in d. l. 5. ibi: Iuglar se haziendo alguno: ubi Glos. verb. ]». Existen también ediciones de esta obra de Rojas de 1669 (Barcelona), 1688 y 1745. 18 Armona se refiere al siguiente pasaje del citado libro de Rojas, nota 45, pág. 117b: «Quod datur intelligi: nam ispemet author Comoediarum cùm esset incarceratus pro debitis ciuilibus, incidenter contendebat, vt tanquam Nobilis, liber à carcere relaxarentur, & creditoribus renuentibus, ac contradicentibus, obtinerit, & in visitatione generali por plenum Senatum ex voto omnium ex causa, quod esset Nobilis, & in titulum de hijo dalgo, fuit à carcere liberatus & relaxatus.

30); pero también, como en el caso de Bances Candamo, recurre a este texto en otras ocasiones sin reconocerlo. Esto ocurre en párrafos sobre Juan del Encina (§5, pág. 26), Lope de Rue24 Comedias y entremeses de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, el autor del Don Quijote, divididas en dos tomos, con una dissertación o prólogo sobre las comedias de España (Madrid: Imprenta de Antonio Marín, 1749). Véase también la edición de Jesus Cañas Murillo, Trabajos del Departamento de Filología Hispánica, 7 (Cáceres: Universidad de Extremadura, Servicio de Publicaciones, 1992).

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