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Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (The Complete Greek Tragedies Book 1)
Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (The Complete Greek Tragedies Book 1)
by Sophocles
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 Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource...
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Antigone
Antigone
by Sophocles
The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta,the eponymous Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the...
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The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus [with Biographical Introduction]
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus [with Biographical Introduction]
by Sophocles
One of the most famous poets from classical antiquity, Sophocles was one of three important ancient Greek tragedians, the others being Aeschylus and Euripides. Writing during the 5th century BC, Sophocles created some one hundred and twenty three plays during his lifetime, of which only seven have survived in their entirety. In this...
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Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone (Annotated)
Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone (Annotated)
by Sophocles
Beautifully designed and carefully proofed for digital publication, this new edition includes:•Detailed Commentary related to the theater practices & traditions of ancient Greece;•New Commentary to each play;•Index of Names;•Complete, unabridged, and formatted text for kindle to improve your reading experience;•Table of Contents with...
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Theban Plays, The
Theban Plays, The
by Sophocles
Sophocles’ Theban Plays— King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone—lie at the core of the Western literary canon. Chronicling the downfall of Oedipus, the legendary king of Thebes, and his descendants, the Theban Plays are as relevant to present-day thought about love, duty, patriotism, family, and war as when they were written...
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Ajax (Plays by Sophocles)
Ajax (Plays by Sophocles)
by Sophocles
Ajax is enraged because Achilles' armor was awarded to Odysseus, rather than to him. He vows to kill the Greek leaders who disgraced him. Before he can enact his extraordinary revenge, though, he is tricked by the goddess Athena into believing that the sheep and cattle that were taken by the Achaeans as spoil are the Greek leaders. He...
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Antigone
Antigone
by Sophocles
The second story in the Oedipus Trilogy, "Antigone", examines the conflict between public duty and personal loyalty. Following the banishment of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices kill each other over a dispute of succession to the thrown of Thebes. Creon, Antigone's uncle, succeeds to the thrown and declares that no one may bury...
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Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments
Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments
by Sophocles
Sophocles' tragedies--from Antigone to Oedipus Tyrannus --are filled with highly wrought, vivid, and emotionally powerful poetry. Yet most translations sacrifice the poetry to convey only the sense of the lines as dramatic speech. This is the first book in English to present Sophocles exclusively as a poet, and the only volume to...
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Antigone (Focus Classical Library)
Antigone (Focus Classical Library)
by Sophocles
This is an English translation of Sophocles’ tragedy of Antigone and her fate when she decides to bury her dead brother Polyneices. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
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Ajax (Plays by Sophocles)
Ajax (Plays by Sophocles)
by Sophocles
Ajax is enraged because Achilles' armor was awarded to Odysseus, rather than to him. He vows to kill the Greek leaders who disgraced him. Before he can enact his extraordinary revenge, though, he is tricked by the goddess Athena into believing that the sheep and cattle that were taken by the Achaeans as spoil are the Greek leaders. He...
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Antigone
Antigone
by Sophocles
To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the...
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Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
by Sophocles
Regarded by many as the masterpiece of Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex tells the story of Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes, whilst in the process unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. This edition follows the Francis Storr Translation.
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Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies Book 2)
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies Book 2)
by Sophocles
Sophocles II contains the plays “Ajax,” translated by John Moore; “The Women of Trachis,” translated by Michael Jameson; “Electra,” translated by David Grene; “Philoctetes,” translated by David Grene; and “The Trackers,” translated by Mark Griffith. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new...
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Oedipus the King
Oedipus the King
by Sophocles, David Grene
Available for the first time as an independent work, David Grene’s legendary translation of Oedipus the King renders Sophocles’ Greek into cogent, vivid, and poetic English for a new generation to savor. Over the years, Grene and Lattimore’s Complete Greek Tragedies have been the preferred choice of millions of readers—for personal...
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The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus
by Robert Fagles, Sophocles, Bernard Knox
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 at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's...
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Antigone [Illustrated]
Antigone [Illustrated]
by Sophocles
This Seedbox Classics edition of Antigone includes illustrations. Antigone is a tragedy written by Sophocles. In the story, Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. She attempts to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices, even though he was a traitor to Thebes and the law forbids even mourning for him.
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Elektra: A New Translation
Elektra: A New Translation
by Sophocles
Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Elektra is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Elektra masterfully explores the consequences of revenge—both for those who bear the brunt of...
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The World's Classics: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra (Oxford World's Classics)
The World's Classics: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra (Oxford World's Classics)
by Sophocles
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...
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Antigone (Dover Thrift Editions)
Antigone (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Sophocles
In his long life, Sophocles (born ca. 496 B.C., died after 413) wrote more than one hundred plays. Of these, seven complete tragedies remain, among them the famed Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. In Antigone, he reveals the fate that befalls the children of Oedipus. With its passionate speeches and sensitive probing of moral and...
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Ajax
Ajax
by Sophocles
Ajax Sophocles, one of three ancient Greek tragedians (497B.C.-406B.C.) This ebook presents «Ajax», from Sophocles. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected. TABLE OF CONTENTS -01- ABOUT THIS BOOK -02- DRAMATIS PERSONÆ -03- AJAX
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Oedipus Tyrannus (Hackett Classics)
Oedipus Tyrannus (Hackett Classics)
by Sophocles
Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff’s collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus...
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Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
by Sophocles
Sophocles’ innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother’s lover. Aeschylus and Euripides also dramatized this story, but the objectivity and...
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Theban Plays (Hackett Classics)
Theban Plays (Hackett Classics)
by Sophocles, Paul Woodruff, Peter Meineck
This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus (2000) along with Woodruff's Antigone (2001) and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck. Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the...
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Antigone
Antigone
by Sophocles
Sophocles (495 - 406 BC), the most prolific of the Greek playwrights whose works survive, wrote a number of plays about the family of Oedipus, legendary king of Thebes. Of these plays, the two most popular are Oedipus the King and Antigone. The former tells the tragic story of Oedipus' search for the murderer of Laius, the previous king....
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The Complete Sophocles: Volume II: Electra and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
The Complete Sophocles: Volume II: Electra and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Sophocles
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.The...
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The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation
The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation
by Sophocles
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 Odyssey , andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore’sAeschylus...
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The Theban Plays: King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone (Classics)
The Theban Plays: King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone (Classics)
by Sophocles
King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/AntigoneThree towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynastyThe 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...
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Antigone In Plain and Simple English
Antigone In Plain and Simple English
by Sophocles
Sophocles was the Aaron Spelling of ancient Greek world--his plays had all the makings of a modern soap! But archaic translations of his ancient work make it almost impossible to see any of the Melrose Place-like plots! BookCaps can help readers who have struggled in the past with Sophocles classic plays with this modern retelling....
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The Oedipus Cycle: A New Translation
The Oedipus Cycle: A New Translation
by Sophocles
Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Kolonos , and Antigone —together known as The Oedipus Cycle . One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose...
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The Complete Plays of Sophocles
The Complete Plays of Sophocles
by Anonymous, Sophocles
Oedipus the King • Antigone • Electra • Ajax Trachinian Women • Philoctetes • Oedipus at Colonus The greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles wrote over 120 plays, surpassing his older contemporary Aeschylus and the younger Euripides in literary output as well as in the number of prizes awarded his works....
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Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Sophocles
Oedipus, the former ruler of Thebes, has died. Now, when his young daughter Antigone defies her uncle, Kreon, the new ruler, because he has prohibited the burial of her dead brother, she and he enact a primal conflict between young and old, woman and man, individual and ruler, family and state, courageous and self-sacrificing reverence...
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Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Sophocles
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals....
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Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King)
Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King)
by Sophocles
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 from classical antiquity but as one of the greatest dramas of all time. Its...
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Antigone (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
Antigone (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
by Sophocles
Sophocles’ Antigone ranks with his Oedipus Rex as one of world literature’s most compelling dramas. The action is taut, and the characters embody universal tensions: the conflict of youth with age, male with female, the state with the family. Plot and character come wrapped in exquisite language. Antagonists trade polished speeches...
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Philoctetes
Philoctetes
by Sophocles
One of only seven surviving plays written by the great Greek tragedian Sophocles, "Philoctetes" follows the life of a unique and important man through his trials and triumphs. The only man willing to light the funeral pyre of Hercules, Philoctetes is awarded his bow in repayment. Later, as he leaves to fight in the Trojan War...
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The Theban Plays of Sophocles (The Yale New Classics Series)
The Theban Plays of Sophocles (The Yale New Classics Series)
by Sophocles
In this needed and highly anticipated new translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, David R. Slavitt presents a fluid, accessible, and modern version for both longtime admirers of the plays and those encountering them for the first time. Unpretentious and direct, Slavitt’s translation preserves the innate verve and energy of the...
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Aias: A New Translation
Aias: A New Translation
by Sophocles
Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Aias is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet James Scully. Still powerful and remarkably timely thousands of years after its creation, Aias is the...
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Antigone: A New Translation
Antigone: A New Translation
by Sophocles
Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Antigone is one of the seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Powerfully portraying the clash between civic and familial duty—between morality and...
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Oedipus Rex (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
Oedipus Rex (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
by Sophocles
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’ drama as originally performed was much more than a great story—it was a...
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Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Hackett Classics)
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Hackett Classics)
by Sophocles
Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, concision, clarity, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre. Woodruff's Introduction...
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Oedipus the King: Sophocles (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
Oedipus the King: Sophocles (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Sophocles
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident...
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Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics)
Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics)
by Sophocles
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...
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Oedipus the King: A New Translation
Oedipus the King: A New Translation
by Sophocles
Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus the King is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Praised by Aristotle as the pinnacle of Greek drama, Oedipus the King is the...
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Sophocles Plays: 1: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonnus; Antigone
Sophocles Plays: 1: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonnus; Antigone
by Sophocles
Includes the plays Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, collectively known as the Theban plays. Starting with Oedipus the King and ending with the ultimate sacrifice of Antigone, his daughter the plays follow the trials of a family cursed by the edict of an oracle that "you will kill your father and marry with your...
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Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Sophocles
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals....
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Antigone (Hackett Classics)
Antigone (Hackett Classics)
by Sophocles
Woodruff's work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today's students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . . The choral odes as rendered here deserve special notice. After giving a succinct analysis of each in his...
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Antigone: By Sophocles - Illustrated
Antigone: By Sophocles - Illustrated
by Sophocles
How is this book unique? Unabridged (100% Original content) Formatted for e-reader Font adjustments & biography included Illustrated About Antigone By Sophocles Antigone (/ænˈtɪɡəniː/ an-tig-ə-nee, Ancient Greek: Ἀντιγόνη) is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC. It is the third of the three Theban plays but...
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Antigone: By Sophocles - Illustrated
Antigone: By Sophocles - Illustrated
by Sophocles
How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Formatted for e-reader Illustrated About Antigone by Sophocles Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC. It is the third of the three Theban plays but was the first written, chronologically. The play...
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Greek Drama (Bantam Classics)
Greek Drama (Bantam Classics)
by Moses Hadas
In power, passion, and the brilliant display of moral conflict, the drama of ancient Greece remains unsurpassed. For this volume, Professor Hadas chose nine plays which display the diversity and grandeur of tragedy, and the critical and satiric genius of comedy, in outstanding translations of the past and present. His introduction...
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The Complete Sophocles: Volume I: The Theban Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
The Complete Sophocles: Volume I: The Theban Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Peter Burian, Alan Shapiro
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can best re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The...
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Sophocles' Antigone: A New Translation
Sophocles' Antigone: A New Translation
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Sophocles' Antigone comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for academic study and stage production. Diane Rayor's accurate yet accessible translation reflects the play's inherent theatricality. She provides an analytical introduction and comprehensive notes, and the edition includes an essay by director Karen Libman....
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Hippolytus
Hippolytus
by Euripides, Gilbert Murray
Euripides, the youngest of the trio of great Greek tragedians was born at Salamis in 480 B.C., on the day when the Greeks won their momentous naval victory there over the fleet of the Persians. The precise social status of his parents is not clear but he received a good education, was early distinguished as an athlete, and showed talent...
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Sophocles' Oedipus Rex (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations (Hardcover))
Sophocles' Oedipus Rex (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations (Hardcover))
by Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Written by Sophocles around 425 BCE, Oedipus Rex, or Oedipus the King is a classic Greek tragedy in that it depicts the search for self-understanding, and the struggle between man and fate. The story forms the foundation for the symbolic conflict between fathers and sons. Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations offers a range of salient...
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The Seven Plays in English Verse
The Seven Plays in English Verse
by Sophocles
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Antigone (Student Editions)
Antigone (Student Editions)
by Sophocles
The gods never move faster than when punishing men with the consequences of their own actions. Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone's rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the young woman, his niece, to be buried alive. The people daren't...
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Antigone (Translated by E. H. Plumptre with an Introduction by J. Churton Collins)
Antigone (Translated by E. H. Plumptre with an Introduction by J. Churton Collins)
by Sophocles
“Antigone,” the first Theban play written by Sophocles yet chronologically last in the cycle, is a masterpiece of classical antiquity which examines the conflict between public duty and personal loyalty. Following the banishment of Oedipus, his two sons Eteocles and Polyneices have died leading opposite sides in Thebes’s civil war...
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Sophocles: The Seven Plays in English Verse
Sophocles: The Seven Plays in English Verse
by Sophocles
Included herein are the seven surviving plays of Athens’ pre-eminent playwright, Sophocles, masterfully translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A., LL.D. The plays included are: ‘Antigone,’ ‘Aias,’ ‘King Oedipus,’ ‘Electra,’ ‘The Trachinian Maidens,’ and ‘Oedipus at Colonus.’
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The Seven Plays in English Verse: By Sophocles - Illustrated
The Seven Plays in English Verse: By Sophocles - Illustrated
by Sophocles
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The Seven Plays in English Verse: By Sophocles - Illustrated
The Seven Plays in English Verse: By Sophocles - Illustrated
by Sophocles
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Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King) [Translated by E. H. Plumptre with an Introduction by John Williams White]
Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King) [Translated by E. H. Plumptre with an Introduction by John Williams White]
by Sophocles
The second Theban play written by Sophocles, “Oedipus Rex,” or “Oedipus the King,” is the drama which chronologically begins the Oedipus cycle. After Laius, King of Thebes, learns from an oracle that he is doomed to perish by the hand of his own son, he binds the feet of his newborn child and orders his wife Jocasta to kill the infant....
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