The Oedipus Plays Of Sophocles: Oedipus The King; Oedipus At Colonus; Antigone

Paperback | May 1, 1996

byRoche SophoclesTranslated byPaul Roche

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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 noble family moving toward catastrophe, dragged down from wealth and power by pride, cursed with incest, suicide, and murder.

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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 noble family moving toward catastrophe, dragged down from wealth and power by ...

Sophocles was born at Colonus, just outside Athens, in 496 BC, and lived ninety years. His long life spanned the rise and decline of the Athenian Empire; he was a friend of Pericles, and though not an active politician he held several public offices, both military and civil. The leader of a literary circle and friend of Herodotus, he w...
Format:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0452011671

ISBN - 13:9780452011670

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD: The Great Encounter
INTRODUCTION: The Theban Trilogy

Oedipus the King
Oedipus at Colonus
Antigone

APPENDIX:

Production and Acting
Notes
Glossary of Classical Names
Ackowledgements