10 edition of The Philoctetes of Sophocles found in the catalog.
The Philoctetes of Sophocles
by Printed by J. Hyde and E. Dobson, for R. Owen Booksellers in Skinner-Row in Dublin
Written in English
|Statement||Tr. from the Greek ...|
|Series||Three centuries of drama, Three centuries of English and American plays, 1500-1800|
|Contributions||Sheridan, Thomas, 1687-1738.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||5 p.l., 51 p.|
|Number of Pages||51|
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"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).