The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation (Paperback)

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“Bagg and Scully’s renderings strike me as the most performable versions of Sophocles I’ve ever encountered…if you’re looking for the translation that best reflects the emotional force and expressive range of the original plays, you would be hard pressed to do better.”  — Philadelphia Inquirer

Award-winning poet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully present a gripping new translation of Western literature’s earliest treasures in The Complete Plays of Sophocles. In the tradition of Robert Fagles’ bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and retaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore’s Aeschylus, Bagg and Scully render Sophocles’ dramas accessible and exciting for the modern reader. Students new to Athenian drama, readers of classical literature, and anyone wishing to kindle anew their passion for Greek tragedy will find no more captivating entrance to these milestones of world literature than in Bagg and Scully’s The Complete Plays of Sophocles.

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“Bagg and Scully’s renderings strike me as the most performable versions of Sophocles I’ve ever encountered…if you’re looking for the translation that best reflects the emotional force and expressive range of the original plays, you would be hard pressed to do better.”
Philadelphia Inquirer


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062020345
ISBN-10: 006202034X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: July 26th, 2011
Pages: 880
Language: English