Additional Resources for Women of Trachis: Trachiniae by Sophocles

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Blundell, Sue, Women in Ancient Greece, Harvard University Press, 1995.

This work provides an account of the female experience in male-dominated ancient Greek society. Carefully analyzing literary and historical sources, including golden age drama that seems to concentrate mainly on men, Blundell reconstructs the daily life, legal status, and social position of women of the era.

Bowman, Laurel, “Prophecy and Authority in The Trachiniai,” in American Journal of Philology, Vol. 120, No. 3, Fall 1999, pp. 335-50.

Bowman analyzes the powerful force of prophecy in Women of Trachai, arguing that it diminishes mortal free will, particularly on the part of women, and institutes social order.

Buxton, R. G. A., Sophocles, Oxford University Press, 1984.

Buxton's broad overview of Sophocles and his works provides an introduction to twentieth-century scholarship on the poet, biographical information, explication of the performance conventions of the era, and interpretive analysis.

Easterling, P. E., ed., Cambridge Companion...

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