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The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 1973-04-26
ISBN : 0141905646
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-06-26
ISBN : 9781497367326
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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 Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-09-08
ISBN : 1118818644
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
Release : 2018-11-10
ISBN : 9780353264106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2001-12-01
ISBN : 1585106267
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Aeschylus,Euripides
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2016-02-11
ISBN : 1624664733
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-05-11
ISBN : 9781512163469
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Oedipus at Colonus" from Sophocles. Greek tragedians (497 BC - 406 BC).

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2020-05-05
ISBN : 1504062833
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Oedipus at Colonos

Oedipus at Colonos Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-08-24
ISBN : 1681464055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta. Before he was born, his parents consulted the Oracle at Delphi. The Oracle prophesied that Oedipus would murder his father and marry his mother. In an attempt to prevent this prophecy's fulfillment, Laius ordered Oedipus's feet to be bound together, and pierced with a stake. Afterwards, the baby was given to a herdsman who was told to kill him. Unable to go through with his orders, he instead gave the child to a second herdsman who took the infant, Oedipus, to the king of Corinth, Polybus. Polybus adopted Oedipus as his son. Oedipus was raised as the crown prince of Corinth. Many years later Oedipus was told that Polybus was not his real father. Seeking the truth, he sought counsel from an Oracle and thus started the greatest tragedy ever written. The middle of the three Theban plays, 'Oedipus at Colonos' (Colonus) describes the end of Oedipus' tragic life, during which the blinded Oedipus discusses his fate as related by the oracle, and claims that he is not fully guilty.

The Heroic Temper

The Heroic Temper Book
Author : Bernard M. Knox,rnard MacGregor Walker Knox
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1964
ISBN : 9780520049574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first two chapters of this book isolate and describe the literary phenomenon of the Sophoclean tragic hero. In all but one of the extant Sophoclean dramas, a heroic figure who is compounded of the same literary elements faced a situation which is essentially the same. The demonstration of this recurrent pattern is made not through character-analysis, but through a close examination of the language employed by both the hero and those with whom he contends. The two chapters attempt to present what might, with a slight exaggeration, be called the "formula" of Sophoclean tragedy. A great artist may repeat a structural pattern but he never really repeats himself. In the remaining four chapters, a close analysis of three plays, the Antigone, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus, emphasizes the individuality and variety of the living figures Sophocles created on the same basic armature. This approach to Sophoclean drama is (as in the author's previous work on the subject) both historical and critical; the universal and therefore contemporary appeal of the plays is to be found not by slighting or dismissing their historical context, but by an attempt to understand it all in its complexity. "The play needs to be seen as what it was, to be understood as what it is."

The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus,
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2014-04-24
ISBN : 1472521706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First performed in 458BC, Aeschylus's trilogy of plays - known collectively as The Oresteia - remains perhaps the great masterpiece of Ancient tragic drama. Telling the bloody story of the House of Atreus, Aeschylus's tragedy stages an eternal debate about justice and revenge that remains relevant more than two millenia later. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series in this classic and authoritative translation by Hugh Lloyd-Jones, this book contains the text of all three plays - Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides - with extensive scholarly annotation throughout.

Oedipus at Thebes

Oedipus at Thebes Book
Author : Bernard Knox
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1998-01-01
ISBN : 9780300074239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the way in which Sophocles' play "Oedipus Tyrannus" and its hero, Oedipus, King of Thebes, were probably received in their own time and place, and relates this to twentieth-century receptions and interpretations, including those of Sigmund Freud.

The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry Book
Author : Christine Perrin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010-01-31
ISBN : 9781600510410
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the basic elements and formal history of poetry and how to get involved with groups, workshops, and other community-based activities, with biographies of and examples from sources such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman and an audio CD featuring a reading of many of the poems.

Seven Against Thebes

Seven Against Thebes Book
Author : Aeschylus,Helen H. Bacon
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1991-04-25
ISBN : 9780198020158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom of Thebes, and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles and Polyneices, each by the others hand. Long dismissed by critics as ritualistic and lacking in dramatic tension, Seven Against Thebes is revealed by Hecht and Bacon as a work of great unity and drama, one exceptionally rich in symbolism and imagery.

Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy

Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy Book
Author : Peter J. Ahrensdorf
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2009-04-06
ISBN : 0521515866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Peter Ahrensdorf offers a sustained challenge to the prevailing view that Sophocles is an opponent of rationalism.

The Oedipus Cycle an English Version

The Oedipus Cycle  an English Version Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780156027649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death.

Medea and Other Plays

Medea and Other Plays Book
Author : Euripides
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2003-03-27
ISBN : 0141920564
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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That proud, impassioned soul, so ungovernable now that she has felt the sting of injustice’ ‘Medea’, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking and horrific of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering and powerful figure who demonstrates Euripides’ unusual willingness to give voice to a woman’s case. ‘Alcestis’, a tragicomedy, is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and ‘The Children of Heracles’ examines the conflict between might and right, while ‘Hippolytus’ deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming the awesome figures of Greek mythology into recognizable, fallible human beings. John Davie’s accessible prose translation is accompanied by a general introduction and individual prefaces to each play. Previously published as Alcestis and Other Plays

The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1984-02-07
ISBN : 1101042699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Plays

Plays Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-02-04
ISBN : 9781985041905
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sophocles (born c. 496 bc, Colonus, near Athens [Greece]-died 406, Athens) was an ancient Greek tragedy playwright. Not many things are known about his life other than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three plays (of which few are extant). One of his best known plays is 'Oedipus the King' (Oedipus Rex).

The Crucible

The Crucible Book
Author : Arthur Miller
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1976-10-28
ISBN : 1101665009
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post