Fiction Books:

Sophocles: Ajax

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Sophocles: Ajax

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Sophocles: Ajax by A.F. Garvie
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

"Ajax", perhaps the earlierst surviving tragedy of Sophocles, presents the downfall and disgrace of a great hero whose suicide leads to his rehabilitation through the enlightened magnaimity of one of his enemies. In the contrast between "Ajax" and "Odysseus", Sophocles explores the relationship between traditional heroic values and the newer values of his own age. The play is notable for its development of the idea of alternation in human affairs, that none can remain permanently happy or successful all his life. This edition attempts to show that Sophocles offers no easy answer to the question of why Ajax falls and no simple solution to the problem of how we ought to live as to avoid tragedy in our own lives. Instead, he leaves us with disturbing questions, not least as to the part played by the gods in Ajax' fall.

Author Biography

A. F. Garvie is Professor Emeritus of Greek in the University of Glasgow. He has written widely on Greek tragedy and edited Aeschylus: Choephori (Oxford, 1986), Homer: Odyssey VI-VIII (Cambridge, 1994) and Sophocles: Ajax (Warminster, 1998).
Release date NZ
February 1st, 1998
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Aris & Phillips Ltd
Pages
266
Dimensions
148x210x16
ISBN-13
9780856686603
Product ID
1833504

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 384 Banana Points