Sophocles' tragedies--from Antigone to Oedipus Tyrannus--are choked with hugely wrought, bright, and emotionally strong poetry. but so much translations sacrifice the poetry to show in simple terms the experience of the traces as dramatic speech. this is often the 1st e-book in English to offer Sophocles solely as a poet, and the single quantity to bare the entire strength and sweetness of his verse. With a clean and constant recognition to constitution, language, and rhythm throughout Sophocles' writings, Reginald Gibbons has translated a variety of odes from Sophocles' surviving performs in addition to fragments from his misplaced works. What emerges is a surely new feel of a Sophocles who used to be as a lot poet as dramatist. Bringing the Greek poet and his international strangely on the subject of us, those translations additionally repair a feeling of the lengthy continuity of poetry. whole with an advent, this variation unearths Sophocles' poetic brilliance as by no means before.
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In some of the translations of odes many lines have the same syllabic length; in others, the line length varies. Why use syllabic counts rather than metrical or free verse? I do not consider metrical verse in English to be at all monotonous when it is excellent, but on the other hand, since English only has one artistically viable metrical foot for sustained use (the iamb), metrical translation of Sophokles’ odes would inevitably create a metrical sameness, even if rhythmic variation were more brilliant than I am likely to achieve.
But never till I see what has Been said proved right Will I stand with Those who condemn Him—we witnessed How that maiden With wings came at Him, that time, and He was regarded as wise And by this trial He earned the love Of the city. Therefore I will Never become Convinced that this Man should be conVicted of acting wrongly.
Strophe a antistrophe a strophe b 49 04 Sophocles 47-62 3/20/08 1:37 PM Page 50 Watch them—rising up like strong-winged birds, here one, There another, on all sides— Speed away faster than Inextinguishable Fires to the headland shores of the god of the west. —with all these deaths, far beyond antistrophe b Numbering, the city itself dies. On trodden ground her children Sprawl unpitied. Themselves not yet Mourned, they bring death to more. And wives And gray-haired mothers, flocking to Altar-shores as Suppliants—here, there, from all sides—groan from the Pain of their great grief.