The Trachinian Maidens

The Trachinian Maidens By Sophocles, The Trachinian Maidens The Trachinian Maidens also Women of Trachis or The Trachiniae is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles in which Deianeira the wife of Heracles is distraught over her husband s neglect of her family Una
  • Title: The Trachinian Maidens
  • Author: Sophocles
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  • The Trachinian Maidens By Sophocles, The Trachinian Maidens also Women of Trachis or The Trachiniae is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles, in which Deianeira, the wife of Heracles, is distraught over her husband s neglect of her family Unable to cope with the thought of losing him, she decides to use a love charm on him, a magic potion that will win him back.
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    1. Sophocles

      Sophocles born c 496 bc, Colonus, near Athens Greece died 406, Athens , Greek German editions Sophokles, Russian , French editions Sophocle was an ancient Greek tragedy playwright Not many things are known about his life other than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three plays of which few are extant One of his best known plays is Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex.

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    1. Here s something I just realized, about ten years too late Greek is really, really hard All you ambitious youngsters out there contemplating a fast paced career in classics, take it from me Ancient Greek will break your heart I ve been sweating over this infernal language for than a decade, off and on, and even now I don t read it so much as piece it together, clause by tortuous clause You can, with a bilingual edition of Dante and a good dictionary, teach yourself Italian in six months Klingon [...]


    2. War and the absent husband24 October 2012 This is the only Herculean play of Sophocles that we have, and when I use the term Herculean, it is not in the big and massive context that we generally use the term, but rather the story focuses around the Greek hero Heracles This play could also have the subtitle of The Death of Heracles and in many ways it is a tragedy true to form However, it also adds to the mystery of how the story of Heracles played out The problem with Heracles is that we have so [...]


    3. At the climax of this play, a character literally begs his son, Son, I want you to kill me and marry my wife And his son is begging off Dad, I think that s weird Ask something else of me But the father keeps putting the lean on, until the son relents.According to Rene Girard, this is one Sophocles play that Freud never refers to It s interesting to speculate how different the history of twentieth century psychology would have been if he had.


    4. No one forsees the future,but our present is awash with griefthat shames even the gods, and painbeyond anything we can knowstrikes this man who now meets his doom.Women, don t cower in the house.Come with us You ve just seen deathand devastating calamity, butyou ve seen nothing that is not Zeus Thus laments Hyllos, son of Herakles and Deianeira his mother has unwittingly poisoned his mighty hero father, thinking that she was giving him a love potion so that he would see no one but her this being [...]


    5. Trakhisli Kad nlar, Herk l n ba ka bir kad na a k oldu unu renen e ini a k n geri kazanmak ad na yapt b y n n istem d ters tepmesini anlat yor Trajik sonuna ra men daha nce Oidipus un hikayesinde oldu u gibi Sophokles, istemeden yap lan yanl tan insan n su lanamayaca n savunuyor Olduk a ak c bir oyun.


    6. En La muerte de los h roes, Gual dedicaba un apartado a la muerte de Heracles, de la cual dice que no conoce un final m s tr gico en la literatura antigua el h roe que regresa cae en la trampa tramada por su enemigo y lleva a una muerte inesperada y horrible a la mujer que l amaba, a la que l salv y que le quer a tambi n de todo coraz n, impulsada ingenuamente por el ansia de conservar su amor.En Las Traquinias, Heracles acaba en una pira, pidiendo encarecidamente a su hijo Hilo que le d candela [...]


    7. I read the Theban Plays in 2014 and I m not sure why I avoided reading another Sophocles play for so long but this has become a favourite Mostly for the character of Deianira and the astounding writing that Sophocles is capable of Would have gotten a 4.5 if not for Heracles being the biggest fuckboy in the last ten pages Can t wait to read of Sophocles work.


    8. The most underrated and under appreciated installment in the Sophoclean canon, Trachiniae or The Women of Trachis is an entertaining tragedy about the marital struggles of a ancient Grecian princess, Deianeira, the wife of Heracles aka Hercules With all the raw aggression and detail typical in Sophocles depiction of human emotion, the characters in the play are constantly reminded of the weights that befall spirits once young and unchecked The Chorus in Trachiniae provide a fascinating backdrop [...]


    9. The Trachiniae, or Women of Trachis, is one of the plays which takes its name from the chorus, like the Trojan Women or the Suppliant Women But whereas those names give some idea of the subject of the play, the title Women of Trachis suggests nothing Gilbert Muarray s 1947 edition is titled The Wife of Heracles.The play is a labarum of Sophocles standard themes irony, anguish, death and suicide The wise learn too late, the innocent fall Servility to providence.


    10. I read E F Watling s translation.Not as good as The Oedipus Cycle or Ajax or Electra but still got some good points, The tragedy is well presented, The characters made a strong impression even the silent Iole.The problem in this play is the long dialogues and the unneccesary role of the chours.



    11. I considered a 2.5, but I think the emotional weight it holds, and a few other positives, bring it up to a 3.I really like Sophocles, but this is one of his weaker surviving plays I read it in English this time, but I read it in Greek a few years ago and found the same It s not terrible by any means, but it pales in comparison to Oedipus Tyrannus, Antigone or Ajax It is, however, intriguing in its female centredness unusual outside of Euripides and in that the play features two messengers and ye [...]


    12. SpoiledI was entirely absorbed in this tragedy i loved it with my entire soul, only that I felt so sad while reading it Yesterday, while and after reading Ajax, I felt good, I felt nice, I felt as if I have gotten one step closer to something or maybe to Sophocles Even though I lived the play Ajax as I kind of always do with plays I was there, living intensely etc etc etc and even though I quite believe Ajax is a star better than The Women of Trachis I couldn t but feel this play, someway I didn [...]


    13. Sophocles s Women of Trachis would be accurately titled as The Death of Heracles This play is closer in form to the sort of accidental but inevitable tragedy found in Oedipus the King than the question of justice plays like Antigone and Electra It s not quite as good as any of the previously mentioned plays, but it holds its own and is still a great example of Greek tragedy and enjoyable than any of Aeschylus s plays The ending, as usual for Sophocles, is extremely strong and thoroughly though [...]


    14. Sophokles in en merak etti im eserlerinden biri olan Women of Trachis Trakhisli Kad nlar da sonunda okuma f rsat buldum Roma Mitolojisi nde Herk l olarak bilinen Heracles in trajedisini konu alan oyun, Heracles in son zamanalar n anlatmas nedeniyle Yunan Mitolojisi a s ndan olduk a b y k bir neme sahip Heracles in kar s Deianeira n n Zeus un o luna duydu u a k n kaybetmemek u runa yanl l kla yapt eyler ger ekten kan dondurucu Sophokles in en iyi eserlerinden biri 01.10.2014 stanbul, T rkiyeAlp T [...]


    15. The qualities required to be a hero have a darker side A hero is often a man or woman who is too large for the age in which they live A real life hero such as Garibaldi wreaked a good deal of chaos in his native Italy The complex superhero stories often show the trail of destruction that the protagonists leave in their wake.In Greek mythology too, a hero is often someone who does as much harm as good, and Heracles is a good example of such a figure In amidst the stories of Heracles performing n [...]



    16. Acel ce ar socotiCu ce va fi , cu m ine , poim ine , e unNebun C ziua cea de m ine doar atunciVa fi c nd azi cu bine se va fi sf r it.


    17. A tragedy without a tragic hero immediately begs the question WHY ALL THE PAIN We look for clues in the characters, even middling ones, and the chorus We stumble upon hints, like the title The Women of Trachis In this play they serve as the chorus, the group of homegirls surrounding Deianira, her chillwomen come to stew in the house of jealous lovers Strange, to name the play after them If Heracles ain t the hero of this sad tale and he s certainly worthy of it, so strong, so fierce in battle, s [...]


    18. I have to thank Robert Bragg for his beautiful translation as I feel that played a large part in my enjoyment of this play which considering I don t particularly like Herakles is saying something.The chorus delivered some absolutely beautiful lines while the servant delivered some absolutely heart wrenching descriptions This is a play I feel I will read again for the language alone.


    19. Spoilers, here s how Herakles Hercules dies his wife Deianeira got groped by the centaur Nessus and in revenge Herakles killed him with a poison arrow, and as he was dying Nessus told Deianeira to save the blood from his wound, it could be a love charm for Herakles if she ever needs it Years later, Herakles sends slaves home ahead of him from battle, among them a nubile woman Deianeira learns he s In love with She gives this amazing speech about her I know my husband fucks tons of women, it s co [...]


    20. No em vaig poder resistir a comprarme el primer volum del coleccionable sobre els cl ssics de la Bernat Metge que acaben de treure I si es presenta l ocasi , probablement en cauran m s s que jo no em puc resistir a una bona edici d un text cl ssic, amb bones notes i una bona introducci I veure l edici biling e, amb el text grec original al costat, em fa venir de nou unes ganes boges d estudiar filologia cl ssica Les dones de Traquis ja em va conquistar amb la primera frase s una dita al m n, ja [...]


    21. SpoilersThis is probably considered the worst play be Sophocles to come down to us and while I have still one play to read by Sophocles this is my favorite so far It is structured in a bizarre way revolving around Deianeira for the first three quarters of the play and then around her husband Hercules for the last part Deianeira is waiting for her husband to return home with an increasing mix of hope and dread foreboding She becomes and concerned Then she learns that a new beautiful slave is a [...]


    22. Women of Trakhis was a quick and mostly bland read.Robert Bagg s translation is approachable and thoughtful I appreciated the notes he included on some of the difficulties of translating and how other translators may render certain lines It gave a fuller picture of the Greek without disrupting the flow, and I love when translators share their method with the reader.I know it s shallow, but I was excited to pick it up because it had a pretty cool cover and because I hadn t heard of it before I wa [...]


    23. I was struck with absolute awe with how fantastic this play was I m not sure what it was about the title, but I was expecting a lot less relatable maybe because the title rang with a similar tune of The Suppliant Maidens , but good God This is definitely one of Sophocles greatest plays The intense drama of an aging woman learning her husband chooses to marry a woman, and gives into temptation to try to win his love, while inadvertently slaying the son of a god is incredibly fascinating to read T [...]


    24. For some odd reason, plays about or involving Heracles are very hit or miss for me for example, Alcestis is a favorite of mine, but Children of Herakles is pretty awful This play was of a miss it suffered from the soap opera ness that I really don t like in plays and was a bit all over the place Women of Trachis is about Heracles wife patiently waiting for her husband to return home, only to discover that he is in love with a younger, prettier woman In order to get him to stop, she puts a suppo [...]


    25. Don t remember this well, but I liked it a lot It s about the death of H rakl s His wife D ianeira is a model of feminine loyalty by ancient Greek mythological values, but she gets worried when H rakl s brings home a pretty young concubine from his latest war who he seems pretty serious about She decides to give him the cloak covered in the blood of the centaur Nessos, who H rakl s shot, which Nessos claimed as he died would work as an aphrodisiac charm to turn H rakl s back to her Of course, it [...]


    26. Oh dear The Greek soap operas continue Trachinian Women is even soap opery than Oedipus Rex, complete with infidelity, marital struggles, suicide, poisonous robes , you name it.Even though I enjoyed this one a little than Oedipus Rex, I think it s time for Sophocles and I to end our short lived relationship The same problems have arisen in both these plays Tedious storylines long, drawn out speeches that go nowhere and, simply, not a lot to get you interested in what s going on You ll probably [...]


    27. This play gave me mixed feeling At the beginning I really enjoyed it, both poetry and story But in the second part of play I was just wainting for the end of it Entertaining thing to read.


    28. A tragedy concerning the family of Heracles It takes on well known episode, where Deianeira unwittingly murdered her husband with poisoned robe.The story has quite subtle complexity in it It is short but also full of pathos Nobody ever planned anything big They just do things as they see fit, but lo and behold, tragedy unfolds out of thin air.There are plot twists, and quite brutal ones at that I should say no because spoiler So it began like this Bumbling machismo husband thought it s okay to [...]


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