The Three Theban Plays

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042694

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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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 at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Theban Plays

Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872205857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 9370

This powerful new rendering of the plays of the Theban cycle includes, in addition to the translators' celebrated Oedipus Tyrannus, annotated new translations of Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of The Aquila Theatre Co, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ancient Studies, New York University and teacher of Greek Drama at the Tisch School for the Arts.
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Oedipus the King

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518334857

Category: Drama

Page: 56

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Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite. Oedipus the King, a tragedy written by Sophocles, is chronologically the first play of the classic Oedipus Rex trilogy.
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The Oedipus Plays

Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oedipus (Greek mythology)

Page: 110

View: 5764

"Get your "A" in gear They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception "SparkNotes(TM) has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. "SparkNotes'(TM) motto is "Smarter, Better, Faster because: - They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. - They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. - The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else
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The Oresteia

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: RicherResourcesPublications

ISBN: 0977626970

Category: Drama

Page: 156

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William von Humbolt wrote of Aeschylus' that"among all the products of the Greek stage, none can compare with it in tragic power; no other play shows the same intensityand pureness of belief in the divine and good; none can surpassthe lessons it teaches a
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...Antigone

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek drama (Tragedy)

Page: 56

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Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Sophocles,David Mulroy

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299302547

Category: Drama

Page: 100

View: 8234

Oedipus at Colonus follows Oedipus Rex and Antigone in the trilogy of Greek dramas about the king of Thebes and his unhappy family. David Mulroy's translation combines scrupulous scholarship and textual accuracy with a fresh verse style, and his introduction and notes deepen the reader's understanding of the play and the politics of Sophocles' Athens.
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Electra and Other Plays

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913568

Category: Drama

Page: 368

View: 8459

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 humanity of Sophocles’ version provides a new perspective. Depicting the fall of a great hero, Ajax examines the enigma of power and weakness combined in one being, while the Women of Trachis portrays the tragic love and error of Heracles’ deserted wife Deianeira, and Philoctetes deals with the conflict between physical force and moral strength.
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Anthology of Classical Myth

Primary Sources in Translation

Author: Stephen M. Trzaskoma,R. Scott Smith,Stephen Brunet

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624664997

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 680

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This new edition of Anthology of Classical Myth offers selections from key Near Eastern texts—the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic of Creation (Enuma Elish), and Atrahasis; the Hittite Song of Emergence; and the flood story from the book of Genesis—thereby enabling students to explore the many similarities between ancient Greek and Mesopotamian mythology and enhancing its reputation as the best and most complete collection of its kind.
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King Oidipous

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 158510650X

Category: Drama

Page: 140

View: 5210

This is an English translation of Sophocles’ famous tragedy of Oedipus and the fate he so much tries to avoid. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
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Four Plays - Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532894046

Category:

Page: 162

View: 426

Euripides is known in literature & fiction circles as a Greek tragedian of classical Athens. Euripides is one of the few whose dramas & plays have survived. Ancient & medieval scholars have attributed 95 dramas & plays to Euripides, of which 19 are known to have survived more or less complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama & plays down to modern times. He was unique among the writers of ancient & medieval Athens for the sympathy he demonstrated towards all victims of society, including women. This anthology volume of Euripides includes Four Dramas & Plays; Medea a Greek tragedy, Hippolytus a Greek tragedy, Heracles a Greek Tragedy, and Bacchae a Greek tragedy which was posthumously produced.
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The Theban Plays

King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus [and] Antigone

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 168

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Euripides

Ten Plays

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440619484

Category: Drama

Page: 608

View: 6113

A modern translation exclusive to signet From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops.
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The Oedipus plays of Sophocles

Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

Author: Sophocles,Paul Roche

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 268

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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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Six Tragedies

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Emily Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192807064

Category: Drama

Page: 240

View: 3593

This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes.
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Sophocles

The Plays and Fragments

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: N.A

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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

Author: Aeschylus,Philip Vellacott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140441123

Category: Drama

Page: 159

View: 3197

Aeschylus (525;456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who must flee to escape enforced marriages, while Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus. And The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the aftermath of the defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, with a sympathetic portrayal of its disgraced King Xerxes. Philip Vellacott's evocative translation is accompanied by an introduction, with individual discussions of the plays, and their sources in history and mythology.
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The Theban Saga

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antigone (Greek mythology)

Page: 188

View: 1440

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