Questions tagged [sophocles]

Questions about the works of Greek tragedian Sophocles (c. 497/6 – winter 406/5 BC) or his life as a writer. These questions should also be tagged with [greek-literature].

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Why is Seamus Heaney's "The Cure at Troy" so often quoted in political contexts?

The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's translation and adaptation of Sophocles's Philoctetes set during the Trojan War. It seems to be very often quoted by politicians: most recently by British prime ...
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In which act/scene of Antigone (Sophocles) is this passage?

I just stumbled on this translation of Antigone by F. L. Lucas where it says: Wonders there are many, but there is no wonder wilder than man - Man who makes the winds of winter bear him, ...
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Hegel on Antigone

According to this article: According to Hegel's account of Greek tragedy, the conflict is not between good and evil but between goods that are each making too exclusive a claim. What is Hegel's ...