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The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973-04-26
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780141905648
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Summary : King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty The 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 pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realize he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Oedipus at Colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while Antigone depicts the fall of the next generation, through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident of his own authority. Translated with an Introduction by E. F. WATLING

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-06-26
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1497367328
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Summary : "The tyrant is a child of PrideWho drinks from his sickening cup Recklessness and vanity,Until from his high crest headlongHe plummets to the dust of hope."Theses heroic Greek dramas have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. They tower above other tragedies and have a place on the College Board AP English reading list.

Oedipus the King and Antigone

Oedipus the King and Antigone
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-09-08
  • Total pages : 107
  • ISBN : 9781118818640
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Summary : Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy-Oedipus the King and Antigone-for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Sophocles and a bibliography.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-11-10
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0353264105
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Summary : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001-12-01
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781585106264
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Summary : This anthology includes English translations of three plays of Sophocles' Oidipous Cycle: Antigone, King Oidipous, and Oidipous at Colonus. The trilogy includes an introductory essay on Sophocles life, ancient theatre, and the mythic and religious background of the plays. Each of these plays is available from Focus in a single play edition. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

Three Other Theban Plays

Three Other Theban Plays
  • Author : Aeschylus,Euripides
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-02-11
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781624664731
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Summary : Though now associated mainly with Sophocles' Theban Plays and Euripides' Bacchae, the theme of Thebes and its royalty was a favorite of ancient Greek poets, one explored in a now lost epic cycle, as well as several other surviving tragedies. With a rich Introduction that sets three of these plays within the larger contexts of Theban legend and of Greek tragedy in performance, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig’s annotated translation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes, Euripides' Suppliants, and Euripides' Phoenician Women offers a brilliant constellation of less familiar Theban plays—those dealing with the war between Oedipus’ sons, its casualties, and survivors.

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-05-11
  • Total pages : 82
  • ISBN : 1512163465
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Summary : "Oedipus at Colonus" from Sophocles. Greek tragedians (497 BC - 406 BC).

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Total pages : 82
  • ISBN : 9781504062831
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Summary : The ancient Greek tragedy about the exiled king’s final days—and the power struggle between his two sons. The second book in the trilogy that begins with Oedipus Rex and concludes with Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus is the story of an aged and blinded Oedipus anticipating his death as foretold by an earlier prophecy. Accompanied by his daughters, Antigone and Ismene, he takes up residence in the village of Colonus near Athens—where the locals fear his very presence will curse them. Nonetheless they allow him to stay, and Ismene informs him his sons are battling each other for the throne of Thebes. An oracle has pronounced that the location of their disgraced father’s final resting place will determine which of them is to prevail. Unfortunately, an old enemy has his own plans for the burial, in this heart-wrenching play about two generations plagued by misfortune from the world’s great ancient Greek tragedian.