Sophocles (Classical Writers)

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Classical Writers.
Edited by John Richard Green.

 

SOPHOCLES.

 

BY

LEWIS CAMPBELL, M.A., LL.D.

PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN THE UNIVERSITY
OF ST ANDREWS.

 

'The primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be.

 

London:
MACMILLAN AND CO.
1879.

 

LONDON: PRINTED BY
SPOTTISWOODE AND CO., NEW-STREET SQUARE
AND PARLIAMENT STREET

 

 

CONTENTS

 
PAGE
INTRODUCTION 5
Chapter I.
LIFE OF SOPHOCLES 7
Chapter II.
ANTECEDENTS: RELIGIOUS 13
Chapter III.
ANTECEDENTS: NATIONAL AND POLITICAL 19
Chapter IV.
ANTECEDENTS: ETHICAL—THE AGE OF TRAGEDY 22
Chapter V.
EXTERNAL CONDITIONS—CHOICE OF FABLE 33
Chapter VI.
ARGUMENTS OF THE SEVEN EXTANT PLAYS 41
Chapter VII.
METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION—I. INVENTION; II. ARRANGEMENT 57
Chapter VIII.
MODE OF CONSTRUCTION CONTINUED:—CONTRAST—CONTINUITY AND PERSPECTIVE—"UNITY OF TIME"—FREEDOM AND VARIETY 75
Chapter IX.
THE PERSONS—AJAX, ŒDIPUS, PHILOCTETES, NEOPTOLEMUS 89
Chapter X.
THE PERSONS—ANTIGONE, ELECTRA, DEIANIRA 102
Chapter XI.
THE PERSONS:—HERACLES—HYLLUS; ORESTES—ÆGISTHUS; CREON—TEIRESIAS—HÆMON; ODYSSEUS—TEUCER—AGAMEMNON—MENELAUS; THESEUS 110
Chapter XII.
THE PERSONS:—TECMESSA—JOCASTA—ISMENE—CHRYSOTHEMIS—CLYTEMNESTRA—EURYDICE—MINOR CHARACTERS 118
Chapter XIII.
THE CHORUS 127
Chapter XIV.
POETIC FORM 134
Chapter XV.
FRAGMENTS FROM LOST PLAYS 141
Chapter XVI.
TRANSLATIONS 146
Chapter XVII.
ÆSCHYLUS—SOPHOCLES—EURIPIDES—SHAKESPEARE 151
 

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.