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Gods and Heroes

Hugh Lloyd-Jones, 18 December 1980

Sophocles: An Interpretation 
by R.P. Winnington-Ingram.
Cambridge, 346 pp., £25, February 1980, 0 521 22672 4
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... Burton in his study of The Chorus in Sophocles’ Tragedies* seems preferable. Like Reinhardt, Winnington-Ingram takes up a middle-of-the-road position on the once vexed question of the importance of characterisation in the poet’s work. The 19th century’s exaggerated emphasis on the allegedly rounded presentation of each character provoked a sharp ...

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