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Designed primarily to be used along­side a standard school text of the Antig­one, this first extensive commentary since the Jebb 1891 edition represents a new concept in text commentary. The work is built around seven selected passages specifically chosen to illustrate the poet’s diction, the play’s ironic structure, and the antagonists’ charac­ter. Grammatical notes, a compre­hensive commentary on the literary, philosophical, and historical aspects of the play, and a vocabulary to all the Greek words that appear in the play are designed to acquaint the intermediate student of Greek with the peculiarities of tragic diction and vocabulary.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sophocles. -- Antigone.
Sophocles -- Study and teaching -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Tragedy -- Study and teaching -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Antigone (Greek mythology) in literature.
Greek language -- Readers.