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Classics: Sophocles

This page brings together important resources for various branches of study in classical antiquity.

On Particular Plays

Antigone on the contemporary world stage / edited by Erin B. Mee, Helene P. Foley   PA4413.A7 A67 2011 or ONLINE

Greek tragedy and political philosophy : rationalism and religion in Sophocles' Theban plays / Peter J. Ahrensdorf   JC73 .A37 2009 or ONLINE

Looking at Antigone / edited by David Stuttard   PA4413.A7 L66 2018

Sophocles' Philoctetes and the great soul robbery / Norman Austin   PA4413.P5 A95 2011 or ONLINE

The choruses of Sophokles' Antigone and Philoktetes : a dance of words / by Margaret Rachel Kitzinger   PA4413.A7 K57 2008 or ONLINE

The Oedipus plays of Sophocles : philosophical perspectives / edited by Paul Woodruff   PA4417 .O345 2018 or ONLINE




Books on Sophocles in General

Companions to Sophocles 

A companion to Sophocles / edited by Kirk Ormand    PA4417 .C65 2012 or ONLINE

Brill's companion to Sophocles / edited by Andreas Markantonatos   PA4417 .B78 2012  

The plays of Sophocles / A.F. Garvie   PA4417 .G355 2016

The tragedies of Sophocles / James Morwood   PA4417 .M67 2008

Reception of Sophocles

Brill's companion to the reception of Sophocles / edited by Rosanna Lauriola, Kyriakos N. Demetriou   PA4417 .B79 2017 or ONLINE

Crossroads in the Black Aegean : Oedipus, Antigone, and dramas of the African diaspora / Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson   PL8010 .G64 2007 or ONLINE

Books on aspects of Sophocles 

A Study of Sophoclean drama : with a new preface and enlarged bibliographical note / G.M. Kirkwood   PA4417 .K48 1994 or ONLINE

Electra and the empty urn : metatheater and role playing in Sophocles / Mark Ringer   PA4417 .R56 1998

Exchange and the maiden : marriage in Sophoclean tragedy / Kirk Ormand   PA4417 .O65 1999

Late Sophocles : the hero's evolution in Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus / Thomas Van Nortwick   PA4417 .V36 2015 or ONLINE

Oedipus : the meaning of a masculine life / Thomas Van Nortwick   PA4413.O7 V35 1998

Sophocles and Alcibiades : Athenian politics in ancient Greek literature / Michael Vickers   PA4417 .V53 2008 or ONLINE

Sophocles and the Greek tragic tradition / edited by Simon Goldhill and Edith Hall   PA4417 .S68 2009

Sophocles and the language of tragedy / Simon Goldhill   PA4417 .G65 2012 or ONLINE

Sophocles and the politics of tragedy : cities and transcendence / Jonathan N. Badger   PA4417 .B25 2013 or ONLINE

Sophocles and the tragedy of Athenian democracy / Josh Beer   PA4417 .B37 2004 

Sophocles : a study of his theater in its political and social context / Jacques Jouanna ; translated by Steven Rendall   PA4417 .J6913 2018  

Sophocles revisited : essays presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones / edited by Jasper Griffin   PA4417 .S6916 1999

Sophocles' tragic world : divinity, nature, society / Charles Segal   PA4417 .S46 1995 or ONLINE

Tragedy and civilization : an interpretation of Sophocles / Charles Segal   ONLINE

Tragic rites : narrative and ritual in Sophoclean drama / Adriana Brook   PA4417 .B83 2018 

Relevant books on Greek tragedy in general

Acts of Compassion in Greek tragic drama / James F. Johnson   PA3136 .J64 2016

Cheiron's way : youthful education in Homer and tragedy / Justina Gregory   PA4037 .G696 2019 or ONLINE

Children in Greek tragedy : pathos and potential / Emma M. Griffiths   PA3136 .G75 2020 or ONLINE

Eurykleia and her successors : female figures of authority in Greek poetics / Helen Pournara Karydas   PA3015.W65 K37 1998

Female acts in Greek tragedy / Helene P. Foley   PA3136 .F65 2001 or ONLINE

From agent to spectator : witnessing the aftermath in ancient Greek epic and tragedy / Emily Allen-Hornblower   PA4037 .A6117 2016 or ONLINE

Greek tragedies as plays for performance / David Raeburn   ONLINE

Greek tragedy and the contemporary actor / Zachary Dunbar, Stephe Harrop   PA3201 .D86 2018

Greek tragedy on the move : the birth of a Panhellenic art form c.500-300 BC / Edmund Stewart   ONLINE

Greek tragedy : themes and contexts / Laura Swift   PA3136 .S948 2016

Harmful interaction between the living and the dead in Greek tragedy / Bridget Martin   PA3136 .M388 2020

Paracomedy : appropriations of comedy in Greek tragedy / Craig Jendza   ONLINE

Performance, iconography, reception : studies in honour of Oliver Taplin / edited by Martin Revermann and Peter Wilson   PA3092 .P47 2008 or ONLINE

Performing oaths in classical Greek drama / Judith Fletcher    PA3136 .F58 2012 or ONLINE

Telling tragedy : narrative technique in Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides / Barbara Goward   PA3131 .G69 2004

The materialities of Greek tragedy : objects and affect in Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides / edited by Mario Telò and Melissa Mueller   PA3136 .M384 2018  

The play of texts and fragments : essays in honour of Martin Cropp / edited by J.R.C. Cousland and James R. Hume   PA3978 .P53 2009

The politics of youth in Greek tragedy : gangs of Athens / Matthew Shipton   PA3136 .S55 2018

Tragedy, ritual and money in ancient Greece : selected essays / Richard Seaford   PA3061 .S43 2018 or ONLINE

Tragic bodies : edges of the human in Greek drama / Nancy Worman  ONLINE

Tragic heroines in ancient Greek drama / Hanna M. Roisman   PA3136 .R59 2021

Visualizing the tragic : drama, myth, and ritual in Greek art and literature : essays in honour of Froma Zeitlin / edited by Chris Kraus ... [and others]   PA3014.T66 V57 2007

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