THE PLAYS OF SOPHOCLES - FRANKLIN LIBRARY - GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD For Sale
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THE PLAYS OF SOPHOCLES - FRANKLIN LIBRARY - GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD:
** The Plays of Sophocles **
By - Sophocles
Illustrated by John Collier
The Franklin Library
25th Anniversary Limited Edition
The Great Books of the Western World
Includes "Notes from the Editors"
Beautiful Binding in Heavy Genuine Leather
Minor foxing to page block gilt (photo 3), otherwise: Condition - FINE, Excellent
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The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. - Sophocles
Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. The Theban plays consist of three plays: Oedipus Rex (also called Oedipus Tyrannus or Oedipus the King), Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone. All three plays concern the fate of Thebes during and after the reign of King Oedipus.Sophocles was an ancient Greek tragedy playwright. Not many things are known about his life other than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three Books of the Western World is a series of books originally published in the United States in 1952 by Encyclopedia Britannica.The 25th Anniversary Limited edition of The Great Books of the Western World was published between 1978-1985 under agreement with the Encyclopedia Britannica by the Franklin Library and consists of 96 volumes. The Great Books of the Western World was originally published by the Encyclopedia Britannica in collaboration with The University of Chicago, under the direction of Dr. Robert Maynard Hutchins and Dr. Mortimer J. Adler.When Dr. Hutchins presented the collection in 1952 he said, "This is more than a set of books, and more than a liberal education. Great Books of the Western World is an act of piety. Here are the sources of our being. Here is our heritage. This is the West. This is its meaning for mankind."
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