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The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :430
  • ISBN : 0140444254
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Summary : 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 :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :189
  • ISBN : 1840221445
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Summary : 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.

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Hardcover)

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Hardcover)
  • Author : Sophocles,F. SOPHOCLES. STORR
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-27
  • Total pages :102
  • ISBN : 1387816446
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Summary : 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 Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles,F. Storr
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-08-22
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 1500922757
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Summary : The Three Theban Plays - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus – Antigone by Sophocles Translation by F. Storr To Laius, King of Thebes, an oracle foretold that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother. So when in time a son was born the infant's feet were riveted together and he was left to die on Mount Cithaeron. But a shepherd found the babe and tended him, and delivered him to another shepherd who took him to his master, the King of Corinth. Polybus being childless adopted the boy, who grew up believing that he was indeed the King's son. Afterwards doubting his parentage he inquired of the Delphic god and heard himself the word declared before to Laius. Wherefore he fled from what he deemed his father's house and in his flight he encountered and unwillingly slew his father Laius. Arriving at Thebes he answered the riddle of the Sphinx and the grateful Thebans made their deliverer king. So he reigned in the room of Laius, and espoused the widowed queen. Children were born to them and Thebes prospered under his rule, but again a grievous plague fell upon the city. Again the oracle was consulted and it bade them purge themselves of blood-guiltiness. Oedipus denounces the crime of which he is unaware, and undertakes to track out the criminal. Step by step it is brought home to him that he is the man. The closing scene reveals Jocasta slain by her own hand and Oedipus blinded by his own act and praying for death or exile.

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles,Peter Constantine,Pedro De Blas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-01-01
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1593082355
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Summary : 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

The Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-01-28
  • Total pages :284
  • ISBN : 0801891345
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Summary : This elegant and uncommonly readable translation will make these seminal Greek tragedies accessible to a new generation of readers.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1973-04-26
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780141905648
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Summary : 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: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Theban Plays of Sophocles - Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus)

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Theban Plays of Sophocles - Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus)
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-31
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 1986996662
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Summary : "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

The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9782377930760
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Summary : The Three Theban Plays

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-08-14
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN : 9780191561108
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Summary : 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.

The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :430
  • ISBN : 0140444254
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Summary : 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

Sophocles

Sophocles
  • Author : Constantine Athanasius Trypanis,Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :134
  • ISBN : UOM:39015014562956
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Summary : With so many translations of Sophocles' Theban plays available, another might seem superfluous. However, a translation by Professor Trypanis, who is not only a distinguished Classical scholar but also a much admired poet, is an event to be welcomed by both students of the Classics and lovers of literature and the stage. These translations were originally commissioned by the BBC and have been broadcast and acted on stage several times on both sides of the Atlantic. Professor Trypanis has written a new introduction to this volume in which he discusses Sophocles' skill in characterisation, his style and poetry, and the place of the three plays in literary history. This book will be a valuable addition to Sophoclean scholarship and most welcome as an acting edition of the plays.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-12-01
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9781585106264
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Summary : 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

The Three Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :430
  • ISBN : 0140444254
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Summary : 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

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-18
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781451686043
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Summary : The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone

King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:59035608
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Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-01-30
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780141907017
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Summary : The Acharnians/The Clouds/Lysistrata 'We women have the salvation of Greece in our hands' Writing at a time of political and social crisis in Athens, the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes was an eloquent, yet bawdy, challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. In Lysistrata and The Acharnians, two pleas for an end to the long war between Athens and Sparta, a band of women on a sex strike and a lone peasant respectively defeat the political establishment. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Alan H. Sommerstein

Antigone

Antigone
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1888
  • Total pages :59
  • ISBN : NWU:35556038159109
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The Oedipus Plays (AmazonClassics Edition)

The Oedipus Plays (AmazonClassics Edition)
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-03-10
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 1503902072
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The Greek Plays

The Greek Plays
  • Author : Mary Lefkowitz,Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-05
  • Total pages :864
  • ISBN : 9780812983098
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Summary : A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world's most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King Featuring translations by Emily Wilson, Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Mary Lefkowitz, and James Romm The great plays of Ancient Greece are among the most enduring and important legacies of the Western world. Not only is the influence of Greek drama palpable in everything from Shakespeare to modern television, the insights contained in Greek tragedy have shaped our perceptions of the nature of human life. Poets, philosophers, and politicians have long borrowed and adapted the ideas and language of Greek drama to help them make sense of their own times. This exciting curated anthology features a cross section of the most popular--and most widely taught--plays in the Greek canon. Fresh translations into contemporary English breathe new life into the texts while capturing, as faithfully as possible, their original meaning. This outstanding collection also offers short biographies of the playwrights, enlightening and clarifying introductions to the plays, and helpful annotations at the bottom of each page. Appendices by prominent classicists on such topics as "Greek Drama and Politics," "The Theater of Dionysus," and "Plato and Aristotle on Tragedy" give the reader a rich contextual background. A detailed time line of the dramas, as well as a list of adaptations of Greek drama to literature, stage, and film from the time of Seneca to the present, helps chart the history of Greek tragedy and illustrate its influence on our culture from the Roman Empire to the present day. With a veritable who's who of today's most renowned and distinguished classical translators, The Greek Plays is certain to be the definitive text for years to come. Praise for The Greek Plays "Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm deftly have gathered strong new translations from Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Emily Wilson, as well as from Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm themselves. There is a freshness and pungency in these new translations that should last a long time. I admire also the introductions to the plays and the biographies and annotations provided. Closing essays by five distinguished classicists--the brilliant Daniel Mendelsohn and the equally skilled David Rosenbloom, Joshua Billings, Mary-Kay Gamel, and Gregory Hays--all enlightened me. This seems to me a helpful light into our gathering darkness."--Harold Bloom

Sophocles

Sophocles
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :430
  • ISBN : OCLC:850520609
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Summary :