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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 26 April 1973
  • ISBN : 9780141905648
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 4 voters

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King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty The legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful trilogy about humanity's struggle against fate. King Oedipus is the devastating portrayal of a ruler who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realize he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Oedipus at Colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while Antigone depicts the fall of the next generation, through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident of his own authority. Translated with an Introduction by E. F. WATLING

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The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1973-04-26
  • ISBN : 9780141905648
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King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty The legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful trilogy about humanity's struggle against fate. King Oedipus is the devastating portrayal of a ruler who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realize he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Oedipus at Colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-06-26
  • ISBN : 1497367328
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"The tyrant is a child of PrideWho drinks from his sickening cup Recklessness and vanity,Until from his high crest headlongHe plummets to the dust of hope."Theses heroic Greek dramas have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. They tower above other tragedies and have a place on the College Board AP English reading list.

Oedipus the King and Antigone

Oedipus the King and Antigone
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781118818640
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Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy-Oedipus the King and Antigone-for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Sophocles and a bibliography.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-10
  • ISBN : 0353264105
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781585106264
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This anthology includes English translations of three plays of Sophocles' Oidipous Cycle: Antigone, King Oidipous, and Oidipous at Colonus. The trilogy includes an introductory essay on Sophocles life, ancient theatre, and the mythic and religious background of the plays. Each of these plays is available from Focus in a single play edition. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

Three Other Theban Plays

Three Other Theban Plays
  • Author : Aeschylus,Euripides
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-11
  • ISBN : 9781624664731
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Though now associated mainly with Sophocles' Theban Plays and Euripides' Bacchae, the theme of Thebes and its royalty was a favorite of ancient Greek poets, one explored in a now lost epic cycle, as well as several other surviving tragedies. With a rich Introduction that sets three of these plays within the larger contexts of Theban legend and of Greek tragedy in performance, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig’s annotated translation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes, Euripides' Suppliants, and Euripides' Phoenician Women

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • ISBN : 9781504062831
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The ancient Greek tragedy about the exiled king’s final days—and the power struggle between his two sons. The second book in the trilogy that begins with Oedipus Rex and concludes with Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus is the story of an aged and blinded Oedipus anticipating his death as foretold by an earlier prophecy. Accompanied by his daughters, Antigone and Ismene, he takes up residence in the village of Colonus near Athens—where the locals fear his very presence

The Heroic Temper

The Heroic Temper
  • Author : Bernard M. Knox,rnard MacGregor Walker Knox
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1964
  • ISBN : 0520049578
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The first two chapters of this book isolate and describe the literary phenomenon of the Sophoclean tragic hero. In all but one of the extant Sophoclean dramas, a heroic figure who is compounded of the same literary elements faced a situation which is essentially the same. The demonstration of this recurrent pattern is made not through character-analysis, but through a close examination of the language employed by both the hero and those with whom he contends. The two chapters attempt