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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  1. - 17th on The 16 Greatest Books of All Time (NYU Local)
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Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama) Paperback 1377120 $13.54 $2.50 2001
Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus. Oedipus Colonus. Antigone.-v. 2. Philoctetes. Electra. Trachiniae. Ajax Paperback 1646025 $24.95 2018
Philoctetes Kindle Edition 1219138 $6.15 2009
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
Philoctetes Paperback 1398064 $6.95 2021
Sophocles, Vol. 4: The Plays and Fragments; The Philoctetes (Classic Reprint) Paperback 1465831 $11.31 2017
Philoctetes Paperback 3485029 $7.50 $28.20
Philoktetes: A Classic Greek Play (Philoctetes) Paperback 1744612 $9.95 2013
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Hardcover 2145181 $38.00 $25.00 2013
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
Sophocles, Volume II. Antigone. The Women of Trachis. Philoctetes. Oedipus at Colonus (Loeb Classical Library No. 21) Hardcover 859212 $22.03 $15.01 1994
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra & Philoctetes (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 1059926 $19.00 $1.25 1969
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Greek Edition) Paperback 2954930 $29.98 $5.00 1974
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Greek Edition) Hardcover 5852848 $217.10 $12.48 1970
Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 1753710 2003
Philoctetes [Translated] (With Active Table of Contents) Kindle Edition 344762 2011
Philoctetes (Dodo Press) Paperback 5429302 $8.96 2010
Sophocles Philoctetes (Bryn Mawr Greek commentaries) Plastic Comb 1779775 $13.29 $9.54 1997
Philoctète , tragédie traduite du grec de Sophocle, en 3 actes et en vers, (Éd.1781) (Litterature) (French Edition) Paperback 1800932 $14.95 2018
3: Tragédies: Tome III : Philoctète - Oedipe à Colone. (Collection Des Universites De France) (French and Greek Edition) Paperback 2137432 $44.00 $20.00 2009
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Hackett Classics) Hardcover 708791 $35.00 $42.46 2007
Philoctetes (Hackett Classics) Kindle Edition 1071603 $6.71 2014
Philoctetes Paperback 1411177 $8.95 $7.95 2009
The Philoctetes of Sophocles. Translated from the Greek Hardcover 3095833 $21.95 2018
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
Sophocles: Sophocles II : Ajax/The Women of Trachis/Electra/Philoctetes/The Trackers (Paperback); 2013 Edition Paperback 1982858 $70.00
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Paperback) - Common Paperback 771263 $16.48 $15.00
Sophocles Classics: Philoctetes Paperback 2115338 $5.99 2019
Philoctetes (Absolute Classics) Paperback 5639412 $8.05 $2.51 1999
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
Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 922269 $9.99 2003
Philoctetes (Greek Edition) Paperback 1117109 $20.99 2012
Philoctetes (Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana) Paperback 10558477 $20.90 $26.72 2012
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Hardcover 695496 $81.50 $81.60 2013
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
Philoctetes Paperback 4478881 $9.22 $4.80 2004
Philoctetes Hardcover 2728910 $27.00 $31.40 2010
Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 1261321 $11.53 $1.52 2003
Sophocles: Antigone (Classic Commentaries) Paperback 1957455 $47.95 $30.99 2004
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes Paperback 881577 $13.00 $3.85 2007
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Classic Commentaries) Paperback 2759773 $42.07 $36.77 2004
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 295410 $10.75 $2.79 2013
Sophocles: Philoctetes (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Paperback 1306576 $31.77 $30.43 2013
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Hackett Classics) Kindle Edition 759591 $8.76 2007
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