This is one of the seven plays of Sophocles in the full editions by R.C. Jebb. Each volume contains a foreword by P.E. Easterling, concerned with Jebb and his contribution to Sophoclean scholarship; there follows an introduction by a noted Sophoclean scholar dealing with Jebbs treatment of the individual play and its value for--and contrast with--subsequent interpretations, for which a select bibliography is included
About the author
R.C. Jebb, Regius Professor of Greek and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, was one of the foremost classicists of the Victorian era. His editions of Sophocles plays appeared in the last fifteen years of the nineteenth century. They are distinguished by the sensitivity of Jebbs literary and dramatic interpretations, and the neat translation facing the Greek text. They have had a profound influence on subsequent Sophoclean scholarship.