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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The Theban Plays Excerpt :

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

Three Theban Plays Book

Three Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-06-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1497367328

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Three Theban Plays Excerpt :

"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 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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Oedipus the King Excerpt :

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 be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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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Oedipus the King and Antigone Excerpt :

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.

The Theban Plays Book

The Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-12-01
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9781585106264

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The Theban Plays Excerpt :

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.

The Three Theban Plays Book
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The Three Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1984-02-07
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 0140444254

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The Three Theban Plays Excerpt :

The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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 at Colonus Book

Oedipus at Colonus


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-05-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 1512163465

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Oedipus at Colonus Excerpt :

"Oedipus at Colonus" from Sophocles. Greek tragedians (497 BC - 406 BC).

The Art of Poetry Book

The Art of Poetry


  • Author : Christine Perrin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-01-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 1600510418

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The Art of Poetry Excerpt :

Discusses the basic elements and formal history of poetry and how to get involved with groups, workshops, and other community-based activities, with biographies of and examples from sources such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman and an audio CD featuring a reading of many of the poems.

The Complete Sophocles Book
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The Complete Sophocles


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195387827

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Herbert Golder also served as General Editor. --Book Jacket.

The Heroic Temper Book
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The Heroic Temper


  • Author : Bernard Knox
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0520049578

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The Heroic Temper Excerpt :

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 to present what might, with a slight exaggeration, be called the "formula" of Sophoclean tragedy. A great artist may repeat a structural pattern but he never really repeats himself. In the remaining four chapters, a close analysis of three plays, the Antigone, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus, emphasizes the individuality and variety of the living figures Sophocles created on the same basic armature. This approach to Sophoclean drama is (as in the author's previous work on the subject) both historical and critical; the universal and therefore contemporary appeal of the plays is to be found not by slighting or dismissing their historical context, but by an attempt to understand it all in its complexity. "The play needs to be seen as what it was, to be understood as what it is."

The Oresteia Book

The Oresteia


  • Author : Aeschylus,
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-04-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472521705

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The Oresteia Excerpt :

First performed in 458BC, Aeschylus's trilogy of plays - known collectively as The Oresteia - remains perhaps the great masterpiece of Ancient tragic drama. Telling the bloody story of the House of Atreus, Aeschylus's tragedy stages an eternal debate about justice and revenge that remains relevant more than two millenia later. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series in this classic and authoritative translation by Hugh Lloyd-Jones, this book contains the text of all three plays - Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides - with extensive scholarly annotation throughout.

Antigone Book

Antigone


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044102850203

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Oedipus at Thebes Book

Oedipus at Thebes


  • Author : Bernard Knox
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0300074239

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Oedipus at Thebes Excerpt :

Examines the way in which Sophocles' play "Oedipus Tyrannus" and its hero, Oedipus, King of Thebes, were probably received in their own time and place, and relates this to twentieth-century receptions and interpretations, including those of Sigmund Freud.

Sophocles I Book

Sophocles I


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-19
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226311531

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Sophocles I Excerpt :

Sophocles I contains the plays “Antigone,” translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff; “Oedipus the King,” translated by David Grene; and “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these fou