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The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date December 4, 1991
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374522896
ISBN-10 0374522898
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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The Irish poet offers his adaptation of Sophocles' tale of Philoctetes who is marooned by the Greeks on their way to Troy
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The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes. Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the closing stages of the Siege of Troy. Abandoned because of a wounded foot, Philoctetes nevertheless possesses an invincible bow without which the Greeks cannot win the Trojan War. They are forced to return to Lemnos and seek out Philoctetes' support in a drama that explores the conflict between personal integrity and political expediency.

Heaney's version of Philoctetes is a fast-paced, brilliant work ideally suited to the stage. Heaney holds on to the majesty of the Greek original, but manages to give his verse the flavor of Irish speech and context.



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About: The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes.
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (December 4, 1991)
9780374522896 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $14.00
About: The Irish poet offers his adaptation of Sophocles' tale of Philoctetes who is marooned by the Greeks on their way to Troy

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