Cover: Sophocles' Tragic World: Divinity, Nature, Society, from Harvard University PressCover: Sophocles' Tragic World in PAPERBACK

Sophocles' Tragic World

Divinity, Nature, Society

Add to Cart

Product Details


$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674821019

Publication Date: 01/13/1998


6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Drama and Perspective in Ajax
  • Myth, Poetry, and Heroic Values in the Trachinian Women
  • Time, Oracles, and Marriage in the Trachinian Women
  • Philoctetes and the Imperishable Piety
  • Lament and Closure in Antigone
  • Time and Knowledge in the Tragedy of Oedipus
  • Freud, Language, and the Unconscious
  • The Gods and the Chorus: Zeus in Oedipus Tyrannus
  • Earth in Oedipus Tyrannus
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket, What Remains: Bringing America’s Missing Home from the Vietnam War, by Sarah Wagner, from Harvard University Press

Remembering Our Veterans during a Pandemic

Social distancing will make this Memorial Day quite different from what we are used to. Sarah Wagner, author of What Remains: Bringing America’s Missing Home from the Vietnam War, shows the way she’s chosen to remember and honor veterans during these challenging times. Dispatch from DC: Memorial Day weekend in the nation’s capital will be different this year. No motorcycles rumbling around the Nati

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library ( extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.