This number of works of the Greek tragedian, Sophocles, includes the next books, with booklet and bankruptcy hyperlinks for less complicated read-through experience:
Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus the King
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Sophocles is considered one of 3 historic Greek tragedians whose performs have survived. His first performs have been written later than these of Aeschylus, and just before these of Euripides. in line with the Suda, a tenth century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 performs through the process his lifestyles, yet simply seven have survived in a whole shape: Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian girls, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. for nearly 50 years, Sophocles was once the most-fêted playwright within the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that came about throughout the spiritual gala's of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in round 30 competitions, gained possibly 24, and was once by no means judged below moment position. Aeschylus gained 14 competitions, and used to be occasionally defeated through Sophocles, whereas Euripides gained in simple terms four competitions.
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Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, OM, FBA (27 August 1841 – nine December 1905) used to be a British classical student and politician.
He used to be born in Dundee, Scotland. His father was once a widely known barrister, and his grandfather a pass judgement on. His sister was once the social reformer Eglantyne Louisa Jebb, founding father of the house Arts and Industries organization; his niece, Eglantyne's daughter Eglantyne Jebb, co-founded the shop the youngsters Fund and wrote the statement of the Rights of the Child.
He used to be proficient at Charterhouse institution and at Trinity collage, Cambridge. He gained the Porson and Craven scholarships, used to be senior vintage in 1862, and have become fellow and train of his university in 1863. From 1869 to 1875 he was once public orator of the college; Professor of Greek at Glasgow from 1875 to 1889, and Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge from 1889 till his loss of life. His successor was once Henry Jackson. He used to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1902.
In 1891 he used to be elected Member of Parliament for Cambridge collage; he used to be knighted in 1900. Jebb was once stated to be essentially the most fabulous classical students of his time, a humanist and an unsurpassed translator from and into the classical languages. A gathered quantity, Translations into Greek and Latin, seemed in 1873 (ed. 1909). He got many honorary levels from ecu and American universities, and in 1905 used to be made a member of the Order of benefit. In 1874, he married the widow of common Adam J. Slemmer, of the us military; she survived him.
The most crucial of Jebb's courses are:
The Characters of Theophrastus (1870), textual content, advent, English translation and remark (re-edited via JE Sandys, 1909)
The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeus (2nd ed., I893), with better half quantity, choices from the Attic Orators (2nd ed, 1888)
Sophocles (3rd ed., 1893) the seven performs, textual content, English translation and notes, the promised variation of the fragments being avoided by way of his death
Bacchylides (1905), textual content, translation, and notes
Homer (3rd ed., 1888), an advent to the Iliad and Odyssey
Modern Greece (1901)
The development and effect of Classical Greek Poetry (1893).
His translation of the Rhetoric of Aristotle was once released posthumously lower than the editorship of J. E. Sandys (1909). a range from his Essays and Addresses, and a next quantity, lifestyles and Letters of Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb (with severe advent via A. W. Verrall) have been released by means of his widow in 1907.
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