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The Resource Aias : Ajax, Sophocles ; translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear

Aias : Ajax, Sophocles ; translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear

Label
Aias : Ajax
Title
Aias
Title remainder
Ajax
Statement of responsibility
Sophocles ; translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear
Title variation
Ajax
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"Brought boldly to life by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear's translation and contextualized by Herbert Golder's eloquent introduction, this early Sophoclean tragedy tells the story of the Homeric hero better known as Ajax, who was second only to Achilles among the Greek warriors. In Greek tradition, Aias figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias' suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Aias' suicide with a meaning radically different from previous versions of the Aias myth - Aias is not the hero whom time has passed by, but rather the man who steps beyond time. Most previous versions and interpretations have equivocated over Sophocles' bold vision. This edition of Aias translates precisely that transformation of the hero from the bygone figure to the man who transcends time."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA4414.A5
LC item number
G65 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Greek tragedy in new translations
Label
Aias : Ajax, Sophocles ; translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 100 pages
Isbn
9780195128192
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98024421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn874780692
Label
Aias : Ajax, Sophocles ; translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 100 pages
Isbn
9780195128192
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98024421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn874780692

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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