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6 Works of Sophocles

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Edited and translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A. THE PERSONS DEANIRA, wife of Heracles.An Attendant.HYLLUS, son of Heracles and Deanira.CHORUS of Trachinian Maidens.A Messenger.LICHAS, the Herald.A Nurse.An Old Man.HERACLES.IOLE, who does not speak. SCENE . Before the temporary abode of Heracles in Trachis. This tragedy is named from the Chorus. From the subject it might have […]

Electra

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Edited and translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A. THE PERSONS An Old Man, formerly one of the retainers of Agamemnon.ORESTES, son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.ELECTRA, sister of Orestes.CHORUS of Argive Women.CHRYSOTHEMIS, sister of Orestes and Electra.CLYTEMNESTRA.AEGISTHUS. PYLADES appears with ORESTES, but does not speak. SCENE . Mycenae: before the palace of the Pelopidae. Agamemnon on his […]

King Oedipus

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Edited and translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A. THE PERSONS OEDIPUS, King of Thebes.Priest of Zeus.CREON, brother of Jocasta.CHORUS of Theban Elders.TIRESIAS, the Blind Prophet.JOCASTA, the Queen, sister to Creon.A Corinthian Shepherd.A Theban Shepherd.Messenger The following also appear, but do not speak: A Train of Suppliants.The children ANTIGONE and ISMENE. SCENE . Before the Royal Palace […]

Aias

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Edited and translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A. THE PERSONS ATHENA.ODYSSEUS.AIAS, the son of Telamon.CHORUS of Salaminian Mariners.TECMESSA.A Messenger.TEUCER, half brother of Aias.MENELAUS.AGAMEMNON. EURYSAKES, the child of Aias and Tecmessa, appears, but does not speak. SCENE . Before the encampment of Aias on the shore of the Troad.Afterwards a lonely place beyond Rhoeteum. Time, towards the […]

Oedipus At Colonos

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Edited and translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A. THE PERSONS OEDIPUS, old and blind.ANTIGONE, his daughter, a young girl.ISMENE, his daughter, a young girl.CHORUS of Village Guardians.An Athenian.THESEUS, King of Athens.CREON, Envoy from Thebes.POLYNICES, the elder son of Oedipus.Messenger. SCENE . Colonos. Oedipus had remained at Thebes for some time after his fall. But he was […]

Philoctetes

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Edited and translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A. THE PERSONS ODYSSEUS.NEOPTOLEMUS.CHORUS of Mariners.PHILOCTETES.Messenger, disguised as a Merchantman.HERACLES, appearing from the sky. SCENE . A desert shore of the Island of Lemnos. It was fated that Troy should be taken by Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles, assisted by the bow of HERACLES in the hands of Philoctetes. […]