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Sophocles Volume I
Loeb Classical Library 20

Ajax. Electra. Oedipus Tyrannus


Edited and translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones

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$28.00 • £19.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674995574

Publication Date: 01/01/1994


496 pages

4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches

Loeb Classical Library > Sophocles


Sir Hugh is providing, that is, what Nabokov, in rendering Eugene Onegin, called a metaphrase—a scrupulous, bare explanation of the original… Plainspun prose indeed, but attractively diaphanous. We can be pretty sure that these were the exact lexical intentions of Sophocles… Reading the seven Sophocles plays in the new Loeb version only confirms his impenetrable greatness.—Donald Lyons, New Criterion

Hugh Lloyd-Jones was a very natural choice of editor… He gives a 22-page introduction on Sophocles’ life, together with a very brief consideration of the seven plays and a short guide to further reading.Greece and Rome

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