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Selected Poems:
Odes and Fragments
Sophocles
Translated and introduced by Reginald Gibbons

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction 1

DESIRE
Aphrodite of Kypros [fragment 941] 25
On Eros and Aphrodite [Antigone 781-800] 26
Eros, Impossible to Thwart [fragment 684] 27
The Mighty Kyprian [Trakhiniai 497-530] 28

THE HUMAN LOT
On Man [Antigone 332-75] 33
The Human Lot [fragments]* 36
On Song [fragment 568] 42
What Sophokles Wrote on Women Was Preserved by Men [fragments]* 43
Fragments of Thamyras 45
On Sleep [Philoktetes 828-32] 47

THE ODES OF OIDIPOUS TYRANNOS
The Chorus Plead for Divine Aid against Plague [151-215] 51
But What Does the Seer Teiresias Prove against Oidipous? [463-511] 54
On Purity, Insolence, and Punishment [863-910] 57
A Dance of Hope [1086-1109] 60
Oidipous the Cursed [1186-1222] 62

THE END OF THE FAMILY OF LABDAKOS
On the Long Life of Oidipous [Oidipous at Kolônos 1211-48] 67
On Fate and the Last of the Family [Antigone 582-625] 69
Oidipous on the Passage of Time [Oidipous at Kolônos 607-23] 72
On Behalf of Oidipous [Oidipous at Kolônos 1557-78] 73

HOMELAND EARTH, SEA, AND SKY
In Praise of Kolônos [Oidipous at Kolônos 668-719] 77
The Fullness of the World [fragments]* 80
The Sea [fragments]* 83
To Dionysos [Antigone 1115-52] 86

THE FATE OF THE HERO
On the Madness of Aias [Aias 596-645] 91
Aias's Meditation before Suicide [Aias 646-85] 93
On the Afflicted Philoktetes [Philoktetes 169-90] 95
On Herakles [Trakhiniai 94-140] 97
Notes 101
Index of First Lines 127

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