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Lists with This Book. It was definitely an interesting read and would be fun to discuss. Sofocles escribe muy bien. I read Women of Trachis and Philoktetes, both of which I had no previous knowledge whatsoever.

One of his best known plays Sophocles born c. There were also notes about each play with a little bit of background information and notes and thoughts from other writers.

Estas siete obras estan incluidas Sofocles a. Shakespeare, Homer, Marlow are others. While at first this translation seemed a little too modern to me, I soon grew to enjoy it; it was very easy to understand, and I was able to go through the plays quickly.

I originally read The Women of Trachis in Mythology and am so glad to have now read some of Sophocles’ other works. Las siete tragedias que nos han quedado de este autor. I liked the plays when I first read them in high school, but I got a lot more out of them on the second read once I’d grown up a bit.

Blind in the darkness-blind! So they are very well written, but after awhile, not all too much originality. Antigone was definitely a deep book, about the short-lived trials and tribulations of a girl who decides to go against the law in order to follow her beliefs. I read the Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb translation. Most people speak in idiom and rely on emotional content and this is especially the case in plays.


The translation’s great and I couldn’t help but read lines out loud: Want to Read saving…. Without rhyme or reason, I am re-exploring the classics. Bc the title is. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Las Siete Tragedias de Sofocles

Worth a second read through when you’re old enough to appreciate them. Not yet am I so misguided as to desire other honors than those which profit. She was smart and if Antigone had listened to her, none of this tragwdias have happened and they would have lived happily ever after!

Reading Julius Caesar next! I don’t usually read theatre, I don’t know any ancient Greek or Latin. Fueron las que mas me gustaron de todas porque tienen lindas lecciones de vida a mi parecer. To ask other readers questions about Las Siete Tragedias de Sofoclesplease sign up. I had never read any of Sophocles’ plays before and I found them fascinating.

Paperbackpages. However, Ismene was also a coward and was excessively obedient, which could also be rendered as a hamartia as well. I would not remember much of this book for my life, but if I could to carry with me these two quotes I would like.

Not many things are known about his life other than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three plays of which few are extant.

If you have to break a law in order to help a family member who is in serious difficulty, you should do it. She does so to save her brother from eternal life as a ghost wandering on Earth as the Greek beliefs go.

I wasn’t terribly impressed when I first began, mainly because I don’t think the first play, Aiasis one of the strongest–or maybe it was one that I personally didn’t connect to as much. Too long you looked on the ones you never should have seen, blind to the ones you longed to see, to know!


But then I read Women of Trakhisand my opinion changed. I can’t think of anything new to add to the year old discussion of these plays. I enjoyed it, though it was a tragedy. Electra sufre la ausencia y asesinato de su padre, por lo que solo vive para la venganza. Heaven loves the wise of heart and with the arrogant will have no part.

Although it was brave and noble of Antigone to risk her life to go against the law for her brother’s sake, it was also a stubborn and foolish action because it ultimately resulted in her demise. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Las Siete Tragedias de Sofocles by Sophocles (4 star ratings)

Return to Book Page. I found this information helpful since I wasn’t familiar with many of the characters or story lines. Actors are called for when character is necessary for the story to unfold and this is lost in some translations. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Due to their somewhat depressing nature I only read one play every few days, but they weren’t hard reads. Some things sofovles worth dying for.