Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries: Series Number 44 Sophocles: Electra

Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries: Series Number 44 Sophocles: Electra

By: Sophocles (author), P. J. Finglass (editor), James Diggle (series_editor), Michael Reeve (series_editor), Jonathan Powell (series_editor), David Sedley (series_editor), Richard Tarrant (series_editor), Neil Hopkinson (series_editor)Hardback

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One of Sophocles' more accomplished dramas, the Electra has always generated a good deal of scholarly debate. This 2007 edition, the first full-scale commentary on any play of Sophocles since the nineteenth century, explores afresh long-standing controversies such as the moral status of the killing of Clytemnestra, while also investigating many subjects which have traditionally attracted less attention, such as the place of rhetoric within the drama, the use of typical scenes, and allusions to epinician poetry. It provides original metrical analyses of the lyrical sections of the play and a revised Greek text. Research on the papyri, mediaeval manuscripts and printed editions has led to a more accurate apparatus criticus than ever before, with many conjectures attributed to their rightful owners.

About Author

P. J. Finglass is a Lecturer in Classical Studies at the University of Nottingham and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His doctoral thesis, on which this book is based, was awarded the Conington Prize for the best thesis in Classical Languages and Literature submitted to the University of Oxford.


Introduction; SOPHOKLEOUS ELEKTRA; Commentary; Appendices.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521868099
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 658
  • ID: 9780521868099
  • weight: 1010
  • ISBN10: 0521868092

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