Philoctetes by Sophocles

Philoctetes is a play by Sophocles (Aeschylus and Euripides also each wrote a Philoctetes but theirs have not survived). It was first performed at the Festival of Dionysus in 409 BC, where it won first prize. The story takes place during the Trojan War (after the events of the Iliad, and before the Trojan Horse). It describes the attempt by Neoptolemus and Odysseus to bring the disabled Philoctetes with them to Troy.

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Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Paperback 1244862 $32.58 $43.82 2013
Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 769462 $10.52 $4.49 2003
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra & Philoctetes (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 439307 $10.00 $1.08 1969
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes Paperback 384765 $12.40 $3.03 2007
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 356328 $2.99 $6.44 2013
Sophocles, Volume II. Antigone. The Women of Trachis. Philoctetes. Oedipus at Colonus (Loeb Classical Library No. 21) Hardcover 799154 $21.97 $5.25 1994
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama) Paperback 1018440 $8.00 $3.12 2001
Sophocles II: Ajax; Trans. By David Grene. the Women of Trachis; Trans. By Michael Jameson. Electra; Trans. By David Grene. Philoctetes; Trans. By Paperback 5077743 $1.55
Sophocles Classics: Philoctetes Paperback 2115338 $5.99 2019
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Paperback) - Common Paperback 771263 $16.48 $15.00
Sophocles: Sophocles II : Ajax/The Women of Trachis/Electra/Philoctetes/The Trackers (Paperback); 2013 Edition Paperback 1982858 $70.00
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback April 19, 2013 Paperback 1546832 $20.70 $8.46
Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 1753710 2003
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Hardcover 695496 $81.50 $81.60 2013
Philoctetes Kindle Edition 1219138 $6.15 2009
Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 205815 $10.49 2003
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Translated & Annotated) Kindle Edition 434263 $8.40 2007
Philoctetes Kindle Edition 597447 $2.99 2010
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Kindle Edition 241266 $8.45 2013
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Hardcover 3589210 $32.26 $33.57 2013
Philoctetes Paperback 4478881 $9.22 $4.80 2004
Philoctetes Paperback 3485029 $7.50 $28.20
The Complete Works of Sophocles: Ajax, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus the King, Philoctetes, Trachiniae (7 Books With Active Table of Contents) Kindle Edition 167465 $0.99 2011
Sophocles: Electra, Antigone, Philoctetes (Translations from Greek and Roman Authors) Paperback 639754 $57.48 $3.00 1979
Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 80931 2015
Philoctetes Kindle Edition 250796 2016
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Classical Texts Series) Paperback 4654268 $24.26 $54.55 2001
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Hackett Classics) Library Binding 4583161 $30.05 $38.81 2007
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Greek Edition) Hardcover 5852848 $217.10 $12.48 1970
Philoctetes Hardcover 2728910 $27.00 $31.40 2010
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Classic Commentaries) Paperback 1290193 $30.39 $7.84 2004
3: Tragédies: Tome III : Philoctète - Oedipe à Colone. (Collection Des Universites De France) (French and Greek Edition) Paperback 2137432 $44.00 $20.00 2009
The Plays of Sophocles, Vol. 1 of 2: With Original Explanatory English Notes, &C. &C.; Œdipus Coloneus, Œdipus Rex, Philoctetes, Trachiniæ (Classic Reprint) Paperback 1195159 $16.97 2017
Philoctetes Paperback 3352393 $8.95 $7.95 2009
Sophocles: Antigone (BCP Classic Commentaries Series) Paperback 2266215 $32.13 $22.45 2004
Sophocles Philoctetes (Bryn Mawr Greek commentaries) Plastic Comb 1779775 $13.29 $9.54 1997
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Greek Edition) Paperback 939031 $13.18 $2.99 1974