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Trachiniai (Campbell Translation)

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By: (497 BC - 406 BC)

Women of Trachis (Ancient Greek: Τραχίνιαι, Trachiniai; also translated as The Trachiniae or The Trachinian Maidens) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles. The story begins with Deianeira, the wife of Heracles, relating the story of her early life and her plight adjusting to married life. She is now distraught over her husband's neglect of her family. Often involved in some adventure, he rarely visits them. She sends their son Hyllus to find him, as she is concerned over prophecies about Heracles and the land he is currently in. After Hyllus sets off, a messenger arrives with word that Heracles, victorious in his recent battle, is making offerings on Cape Cenaeum and coming home soon to Trachis. But Heracles' arrival with a beautiful young slave girl complicates the marital situation more than ever, leading to desperate measures on the part of Deianeira and a tragic denouement.

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SOPHOCLES

THE SEVEN PLAYS IN ENGLISH VERSE

BY LEWIS CAMPBELL, M.A.

HON. LL.D., HON. D.LITT. EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS HON. FELLOW OF BALLIOL COLLEGE, OXFORD

[Illustration: THE WORLD'S CLASSICS]

NEW EDITION, REVISED

HENRY FROWDE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS LONDON, NEW YORK AND TORONTO

SOPHOCLES

Born at Colonos probably 495 B.C. Died 406 B.C.

The present translation was first published in 'The World's Classics' in 1906.

Sie hören nicht die folgenden Gesänge, Die Seelen, denen ich die ersten sang.

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