|Statement||edited by Frank Pierrepont Graves.|
|Contributions||Graves, Frank Pierrepont, 1869- ed.|
|LC Classifications||PA4413 .P5 1893a|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 225 p.|
|Number of Pages||225|
|LC Control Number||02011538|
Philoctetes is a play written by Sophocles around BCE. The background of the play is that Philoctetes is the owner of the fabled bow and arrows of . In "Philoctetes" Sophocles clearly deals with the balance between the rights of the individual and the needs of society. But this is also a play about citizenship and the need for the idealism of youth to be give way to the responsibilities of adulthood. In fact, this lesson is learned both by Philoctetes, who is taught by the shade of Hercules /5(8).