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Women of Trakhis: A New Translation

Authors: Sophocles
Publisher: Harper Perennial
BISAC/Subject: DRA006000, POE008000, DRA004000
ISBN: 9780062132055, Related ISBNs: 0062132059, 9780062132048, 9780062132055
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 144,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Women of Trakhis is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. A powerful drama centered on a desperate wife’s attempts to hold onto her wandering husband, the great Herakles, Women of Trakhis is the tragic tale of how age-old jealousy takes down one of the ancient world’s most feared and storied heroes. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.
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