The Three Theban Plays
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The Three Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 0140444254


The Three Theban Plays Book Description :

Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 1840221445


Three Theban Plays Book Description :

The story of Oedipus has captured the human imagination as few others. It is the story of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, a man who by a cruel irony brings these things to pass by his very efforts to avoid them. But these plays are not about fate, and not about irony. They are about character, choice and consequence. In Antigone we see a woman who will defy human law, and die for it, rather than transgress the eternal, unwritten laws of the gods. Oedipus the Tyrant is the story of a ruler destroyed by those qualities - pride, determination and belief in his own abilities - which made him ruler in the first place. Finally, in Oedipus at Colonus, written late in Sophocles' life, the aged and blinded king achieves a personal reconciliation, but at a cost - a son who will die in battle against his country, and a daughter who will die burying her brother.

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The Three Theban Plays Antigone Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Hardcover


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2018-08-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN 10 : 1387816446


The Three Theban Plays Antigone Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Hardcover Book Description :

The Theban Trilogy consists of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone - together these tell the tragic story of Oedipus the king of Thebes, and his daughter Antigone. Oedipus the King (in Latin Oedipus Rex) sees the youthful Oedipus consults the Oracle at Delphi, wherein it predicts that he will ""Mate with [his] own mother, and shed/With [his] own hands the blood of [his] own sire."" Oedipus at Colonus has the elderly Oedipus, by now ostracised and distrusted by society at large for his earlier, unintended wrongdoing. Blind after gouging out his own eyes in reaction to the revelations of the first play, it is his daughter/sister Antigone who escorts him to King Theseus. The final play in the Trilogy is Antigone - this title sees Oedipus offspring navigate the drama of a Civil War in Thebes. All three compositions are superb examples of Greek drama; owing to their revelatory contents and narrative twists, Sophocles' Theban plays remain popular to this day.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0801891345


The Theban Plays Book Description :

This elegant and uncommonly readable translation will make these seminal Greek tragedies accessible to a new generation of readers.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-03-31
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 1986996662


The Three Theban Plays Antigone Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Theban Plays of Sophocles Antigone Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Book Description :

"All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride." Sophocles, Antigone

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1593082355


Three Theban Plays Book Description :

The pinnacle of classical drama in Greece, the three-part, 2,500 year-old Oedipus cycle remains a touchstone of Western culture. Nearly perfect technically, the plays feature headstrong heroes, intense plots, and breathtaking imagery that have influenced generations of artists, philosophers, and statesmen. These fresh, historically faithful renditions by renowned translator Peter Constantine bring new life to civilization's most meaningful dramas. Rich in sex and violence, the plays follow the tragic downfall of King Oedipus, a man who mistakenly believes he can control his own destiny. In Oedipus the King, we watch as the hero learns the truth about his past, including his murder of his father, Laius, and marriage to his mother, Jocasta. Written just before the death of Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus features a more subdued tone as the blind, exiled king reflects on his passing from this world. Antigone, the earliest written of the three, presents the powerful story of the iron-willed daughter of Oedipus as she takes a fatal stand against her uncle Creon, the new ruler of Thebes. Favoring her own moral code to the dictates of an unjust ruler, Antigone becomes the first heroine in Western literature and a model of civil disobedience.

The Theban Plays
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1973-04-26
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141905648


The Theban Plays Book Description :

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

The Three Theban Plays
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Three Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 0140444254


The Three Theban Plays Book Description :

Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-12-01
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781585106264


The Theban Plays Book Description :

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.