Oedipus the King Book

Oedipus the King


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 0353264105

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The Oedipus Cycle  an English Version Book
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The Oedipus Cycle an English Version


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 015602764X

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Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death.

The Oedipus Cycle Book
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The Oedipus Cycle


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 015602764X

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Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death.

The Oedipus Cycle Book

The Oedipus Cycle


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504065252

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The doomed king of Thebes brings shame on his family in this iconic three-play cycle of ancient Greek literature, a foundational work of Western drama. Oedipus Rex: As a young man, Oedipus was told of a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. Fleeing his home to escape his destiny, he becomes the king of Thebes by marrying the former king’s widow. But now Thebes is cursed until Oedipus discovers who killed his predecessor—a mystery that will lead him to his own doom. Oedipus at Colonus: Blind and exiled from his own country, Oedipus takes up residence in Colonus while his two sons battle for the throne of Thebes. An oracle has pronounced that the location of their disgraced father’s final resting place will determine which of them will win. But an old enemy has his own plans for the burial. Antigone: The war is over and Thebes’s ruler, Creon, decrees that the body of Polynices—Oedipus’s son—is not to be buried. But Antigone, the late warrior’s sister, answers to a higher authority. When she breaks the law to bury her brother with proper rites, her act of civil disobedience will unleash great upheaval.

The Theban Plays Book
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The Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1973-04-26
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 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 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

Bacchantes Book

Bacchantes


  • Author : Euripides
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1886
  • Genre: Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HW2QA2

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CliffsNotes on Sophocles  Oedipus Trilogy Book

CliffsNotes on Sophocles Oedipus Trilogy


  • Author : Regina Higgins
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544183025

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the subject of these plays: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are timeless works that continue to captivate audiences even today. This study guide covers all three plays with critical commentaries, summaries, and character analyses—tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' work. Other features that help you study include Life and background of the playwright, Sophocles An introduction to Greek theatre A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on fate and ritual and transcendence in the Oedipus Trilogy A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Antigone  Oedipus the King  Electra Book
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Antigone Oedipus the King Electra


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-08-14
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191561108

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Antigone Oedipus the King Electra Excerpt :

Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe. Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' reputation has remained undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both have a woman as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies rather neglect her duty to her family, Oedipus' determination to save his city results in the horrific discovery that he has committed both incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mother and her lover keeps her in servitude and despair. These vivid translations combine elegance and modernity, and are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, economy, and sensitivity to the varied metres and modes of the original musical delivery make them equally suitable for reading or theatrical peformance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Oedipus the King and Antigone Book

Oedipus the King and Antigone


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-09-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN 10 : 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 at Colonus Book

Oedipus at Colonus


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504062831

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Oedipus at Colonus Excerpt :

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 will curse them. Nonetheless they allow him to stay, and Ismene informs him his sons are battling each other for the throne of Thebes. An oracle has pronounced that the location of their disgraced father’s final resting place will determine which of them is to prevail. Unfortunately, an old enemy has his own plans for the burial, in this heart-wrenching play about two generations plagued by misfortune from the world’s great ancient Greek tragedian.

Oedipus  King of Thebes Book
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Oedipus King of Thebes


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Ams PressInc
  • Release Date : 1715
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:14845073

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Oedipus the King Book

Oedipus the King


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Readhowyouwant
  • Release Date : 2008-11-28
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1427057591

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Oedipus the King Book

Oedipus the King


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062132093

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Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus the King is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Praised by Aristotle as the pinnacle of Greek drama, Oedipus the King is the ancient world’s most shocking and memorable tragedy; the story of Thebes’s resilient hero and his royal family brought to hellish ruin by fate, manipulation of the Olympian gods, and all-too-human weakness. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.

Oedipus Rex Or Oedipus the King   annotated   Worldwide Classics  Book

Oedipus Rex Or Oedipus the King annotated Worldwide Classics


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-03-13
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 1090353472

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Oedipus, King of Thebes, sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to ask advice of the oracle at Delphi, concerning a plague ravaging Thebes. Creon returns to report that the plague is the result of religious pollution, since the murderer of their former king, Laius, has never been caught. Oedipus vows to find the murderer and curses him for causing the plague.Oedipus summons the blind prophet Tiresias for help. When Tiresias arrives he claims to know the answers to Oedipus's questions, but refuses to speak, instead telling him to abandon his search. Oedipus is enraged by Tiresias' refusal, and verbally accuses him of complicity in Laius' murder. Outraged, Tiresias tells the king that Oedipus himself is the murderer ("You yourself are the criminal you seek"). Oedipus cannot see how this could be, and concludes that the prophet must have been paid off by Creon in an attempt to undermine him. The two argue vehemently, as Oedipus mocks Tiresias' lack of sight, and Tiresias in turn tells Oedipus that he himself is blind. Eventually Tiresias leaves, muttering darkly that when the murderer is discovered he shall be a native citizen of Thebes, brother and father to his own children, and son and husband to his own mother.