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- DescriptionNorman Austin brings both keen insight and a life-long engagement with his subject to this study of Sophocles late tragedy Philoctetes, a fifth-century BCE play adapted from an infamous incident during the Trojan War. In Sophocles Philoctetes and the Great Soul Robbery, Austin examines the rich layers of text as well as context, situating the play within the historical and political milieu of the eclipse of Athenian power. He presents a study at once of interest to the classical scholar and accessible to the general reader. Though the play, written near the end of Sophocles career, is t as familiar to modern audiences as his Theban plays, Philoctetes grapples with issues social, psychological, and spiritual that remain as much a part of our lives today as they were for their original Athenian audience.
- Author BiographyNorman Austin is professor emeritus of classics at the University of Arizona, where he taught for twenty years, as well as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Classics at Florida Atlantic University. He is author of Meaning and Being in Myth and Helen of Troy and Her Shameless Phantom.
- Author(s)Norman Austin
- PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Date of Publication15/06/2011
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationWisconsin
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Content Notemap
- Weight429 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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