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Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: &#149 A concise introduction that gives readers…

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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…

Oedipus Rex

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|January 1, 2005

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The first drama in the Oedipus Trilogy, "Oedipus Rex", is the tragic tale of Oedipus who has accidentally killed his father and married his mother. One of the most widely read of all Greek tragedies, "Oedipus Rex", stands as one of not only the greatest dramas…

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Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature’s earliest treasures in TheComplete Plays of Sophocles . In the tradition of Robert Fagles’bestselling translations of The Iliad and The…

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English versions of Sophocles' three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index.

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Revising and updating his classic 1958 translation, Paul Roche captures the dramatic power and intensity, the subtleties of meaning, and the explosive emotions of Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. In vivid, poetic language, he presents the timeless story of a…

Antigone

by Sophocles

|October 12, 1993

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When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death. How the gods take their revenge on Creon provides the gripping denouement to this compelling…

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‘O Light! May I never look on you again, Revealed as I am, sinful in my begetting, Sinful in marriage, sinful in shedding of blood!’   The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles (496–406 BC) to create a powerful…

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Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus is the most famous of ancient tragedies and a literary masterpiece. It is not, however, the only classical dramatization of Oedipus' quest to discover his identity. Between four and five hundred years after Sophocles' play was first…

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The stirring tale of a legendary royal family's fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Sophocles' 3-play cycle, chronicling Oedipus's search for the truth and its tragic results, remains essential…

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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…

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Three masterpieces of classical tragedy Containing Aeschylus's Agamemnon , Sophocles' Oedipus Rex , and Euripides' Medea , this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also…