12 March, 2011

Cantina Quote o' The Week: Sophocles

You jutting broken crags, to you I raise my cry-
There is no one else I can speak to.
Fair warning: this quote isn't half as powerful in context, because it's basically the character of Philoctetes moaning over the theft of his magic bow.  But it's still a wonderful line, and proves the power of Sophocles, who was a master of the Greek drama.  Don't stop at Antigone and Oedipus.  Like Shakespeare, he's more than just a few good plays.

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