Late Sophocles: The Hero’s Evolution in Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus

@inproceedings{Nortwick2015LateST,
  title={Late Sophocles: The Hero’s Evolution in Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus},
  author={Thomas van Nortwick},
  year={2015}
}
Only a few plays by Sophocles one of the great tragic playwrights from Classical Athens have survived, and each of them dramatizes events from the rich store of myths that framed literature and art. Sophocles treatment evokes issues that were vividly contemporary for Athenian audiences of the Periclean age: How could the Athenians incorporate older, aristocratic ideas about human excellence into their new democratic society? Could citizens learn to be morally excellent, or were these qualities… 
SHIFTING SISTERHOOD: ELECTRA AND CHRYSOTHEMIS IN SOPHOCLES’ ELECTRA
When Sophocles wrote Electra's story, he gave her a sister, Chrysothemis. In their two scenes together, the sisters warn, entreat, cajole, insult, spar with, and proclaim affection for each other.
Books Received
Acerbi (F.), Vitrac (B.) (ed., trans.) Héron d’Alexandrie: Metrica. (Mathematica Graeca Antiqua 4.) Pp. 704, figs. Pisa and Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2014. Paper, E220. ISBN: 978-88-6227-672-6.

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