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The Philoctetes of Sophocles

Sophocles

The Philoctetes of Sophocles

by Sophocles

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Published by Printed by J. Hyde and E. Dobson, for R. Owen Booksellers in Skinner-Row in Dublin .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementTr. from the Greek ...
SeriesThree centuries of drama, Three centuries of English and American plays, 1500-1800
ContributionsSheridan, Thomas, 1687-1738.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination5 p.l., 51 p.
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16886838M


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The Philoctetes of Sophocles by Sophocles Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Philoctetes" is similar to other plays by Sophocles, which deal with the conflict between the individual and society, although this is a rare instance where Odysseus appears in good light in one of his plays; usually he is presented as a corrupter of innocence (remember, the Greeks considered the hero of Homer's epic poem to be more of a /5(5).

Philoctetes is a fantastic play by Sophocles that explores themes of trauma/suffering, and making the morally correct decisions.

Philoctetes's situation is immensely pitiable, and Odysseus is certainly in his "pre-trials and tribulations humbling experience" stage/5. Philoctetes is a play written by Sophocles around BCE.

The background of the play is that Philoctetes is the owner of the fabled bow and arrows of. In "Philoctetes" Sophocles clearly deals with the balance between the rights of the individual and the needs of society.

But this is also a play about citizenship and the need for the idealism of youth to be give way to the responsibilities of adulthood.

In fact, this lesson is learned both by Philoctetes, who is taught by the shade of Hercules /5(8).