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Philoctetes - Sophocles
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781419141379 (1419141376)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Pages no: 72
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.5 Sophocles' Philoctetus
spoilers Philoctetes is the last extant play of Sophocles that I have read and for some reason that I cannot put my finger on my least favorite. The play concerns Odysseus and Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles, travel to Lemnos to recover the bow of Heracles from Philoctetes without which they can...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 The tale of the forgotten wounded veteren
Okay, we only have seven plays by Sophocles, so dividing them up into categories probably does not do much, however I will do that anyway. The three categories that I propose are the Theban plays (namely the ones that deal with Oedipus and the fallout from that rather sticky episode), the war plays ...
janeg rated it
"philoctetes's final refusal is the refusal of a man so wounded as to be unwilling to resume normal life itself because, with that life, will come new and unpredictable suffering. Better the old known pain, with the old known remedies, than the new hurt as unforeseeable as the future itself ... Only...
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