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Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus The King, Oedipus At Colonus

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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…
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus The King; Oedipus At Colonus

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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…
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Agora: Ancient Greek And Roman Humour - 2nd Edition: Agora…

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Ancient Greece and Rome aren't usually remembered for their sense of humour. However, in reality the ancient Greeks and Romans often refused to take themselves seriously. Strange and outlandish activities abounded - including somebody accidentally exposing…
Greek Tragedies 1: Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Oedipus The King, Antigone…

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Greek Tragedies, Volume I contains Aeschylus’s “Agamemnon,” translated by Richmond Lattimore; Aeschylus’s “Prometheus Bound,” translated by David Grene; Sophocles’s “Oedipus the King,” translated by David…
Oedipus Rex
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|May 19, 2011

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Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for almost 2,500 years. But Sophocles’…
Hippolytos
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|February 1, 1993

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In most versions of the Hippolytos myth, Phaidra is depicted as an utterly debauched character, a woman reduced to shamelessness by the power of Aphrodite. In Euripides' Hippolytos, however--informed by the playwright's moral and religious fascination--we find…
Antigone
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|April 27, 2017

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Kreon, the king of Thebes, has decreed that his nephew, the rebel soldier Polynices, will lie where he died in battle, as food for the birds and dogs. But Polynices' sister Antigone gives him a proper burial, even knowing that Kreon's penalty is death by stoning.…
The Rope And Other Plays
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|May 30, 1964

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Brilliantly adapting Greek New Comedy for Roman audiences, the sublime comedies of Plautus (c. 254-184 BC) are the earliest surviving complete works of Latin literature. The four plays collected here reveal a playwright in his prime, exploring classic themes and…
Phedre: Dual Language Edition
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|March 1, 1992

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Racine’s play Phèdre —which draws on Euripides’ tragedy Hippolytus—is the supreme achievement of French neoclassic theater. In her amusing foreword, Margaret Rawlings explains how this particular translation—made specifically from the actor’s…
An Oresteia: Agamemnon By Aiskhylos; Elektra By Sophokles; Orestes By Euripides
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|March 2, 2010

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In An Oresteia , the classicist Anne Carson combines three different versions of the tragedy of the house of Atreus - A iskhylos' Agamemnon , Sophokles' Elektra and Euripides' Orestes . After the murder of her daughter Iphigeneia by her husband, Agamemnon,…
Bakkhai
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|December 12, 2017

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Anne Carson writes, Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke all the rules, upended convention and outraged conservative critics. The Bakkhai is his…
Bacchae
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|August 18, 2015

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A bold new translation of Euripides’ shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet, Robin Robertson, with a new introduction by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic and translator Daniel Mendelsohn. Thebes has been rocked by the…
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