Philoktetes

A New Translation
Product Number: EB00237102
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062132178
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Description

Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Philoketes is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet James Scully. A powerful tale born out of the blood and chaos of the Trojan War, Philoketes tells the story of a wounded soldier exiled by Odysseus, and the devastating consequences of the abandoned warrior's dangerously conflicted emotions when his former commander realizes Troy will not fall without Philoktetes and attempts to recruit him once more. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.

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Author(s): Sophocles
Genre: Drama, Classics
Original Publish Date: Aug 07, 2012

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