The Philoctetes of Sophocles
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Published by Leach, Shewell, & Sanborn in Boston, New York [etc.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philoctetes (Greek mythology) -- Drama

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Frank Pierrepont Graves.
GenreDrama.
ContributionsGraves, Frank Pierrepont, 1869- ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA4413 .P5 1893a
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 225 p.
Number of Pages225
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6916064M
LC Control Number02011538
OCLC/WorldCa8134637

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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).