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Tragedies of Sophocles (Jebb 1917)

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The Tragedies of Sophocles, translated into English prose  (1917) 
by Sophocles, translated by Richard Claverhouse Jebb

The translations of these tragedies were first published in 1904 to accompany Jebb's edited and annotated Greek text of Sophocles.

This edition, without the Greek text or fragmentary texts, was published in 1917.
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THE TRAGEDIES

OF

SOPHOCLES


TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE


BY

Sir RICHARD C JEBB. Litt.D.

Cambridge
At the University Press
1917

First Edition, 1904.
Reprinted 1905, 1912, 1917



PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN

CONTENTS.

PAGE
Oedipus the King 1
Oedipus at Colonus 59
Antigone 125
Ajax 173
Electra 223
Trachiniae 277
Philoctetes 324

NOTE.

In writing this translation as an adjunct to a commentary on Sophocles, the author had no intention of publishing it separately; but he has seen reason to think that, by doing so, he may meet the convenience of some readers. The brief introduction here prefixed to each play supplies τὰ ἔξω τῆς τραγῳδίας,—the events which are supposed to have occurred before the moment at which the drama begins.


Cambridge,
August 1904.

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