Antigone Oedipus the King Electra

Antigone  Oedipus the King  Electra
Author: Sophocles,
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780199537174
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Release: 2008-08-14
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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's reputation has remained undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both have a woman as their intransigent `hero'. Antigone dies rather than neglect her duty to her family, Oedipus's determination to save his city results in the horrific discovery that he has committed both incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mother and her lover keeps her in servitude and despair. These vivid translations combine elegance and modernity, and are equally suitable for reading or theatrical performance.

Antigone Oedipus the King Electra

Antigone  Oedipus the King  Electra
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780191561108
Available:
Release: 2008-08-14
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both have a woman as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies rather neglect her duty to her family, Oedipus' determination to save his city results in the horrific discovery that he has committed both incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mother and her lover keeps her in servitude and despair. These vivid translations combine elegance and modernity, and are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, economy, and sensitivity to the varied metres and modes of the original musical delivery make them equally suitable for reading or theatrical peformance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Antigone Oedipus the King Electra

Antigone  Oedipus the King  Electra
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 178
ISBN: 0606324100
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Release: 2009-02-01
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For use in schools and libraries only. Presents three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles.

Three Tragedies

Three Tragedies
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 159
ISBN: STANFORD:36105010101330
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Release: 1964
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Three Tragedies

Three Tragedies
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 159
ISBN: OCLC:6067359
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sophocles

Sophocles
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1111765632
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Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sophocles

Sophocles
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0440381541
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Release: 1965
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Antigone: Disaster follows when Creon, King of Thebes, forbids Antigone to bury her brother whom he has declared a traitor. ; Oedipus: Oedipus has unknowingly killed his father, married his mother and had four children by her. The play centers around how the persons react as they become aware of the facts. ; Electra: Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. ; Philoctetes: describes the attempt by Neoptolemus and Odysseus to persuade or trick the disabled Philoctetes into accompanying them to Troy, in order to fulfill a prophecy and finally bring the ten-year war to a close.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780801895418
Available:
Release: 2009-03-20
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This elegant and uncommonly readable translation will make these seminal Greek tragedies accessible to a new generation of readers.

Sophocles Three Tragedies Contents Antigone Oedipus the King Electra Translated Into English Verse by H D F Kitta

Sophocles  Three Tragedies   Contents   Antigone  Oedipus the King  Electra  Translated Into English Verse by H D F Kitta
Author: Anonim
Pages: 160
ISBN: OCLC:1200085212
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Three Tragedies Antigone Oedipus the King Electra Translated Into English Verse by H D F Kitto

Three Tragedies  Antigone  Oedipus the King  Electra  Translated Into English Verse by H D F  Kitto
Author: Sophocles,Humphrey Davy Findley Kitto
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:503871005
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Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781451686043
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Release: 2012-12-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 166
ISBN: 153528692X
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Release: 2016-07-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Theban Trilogy is comprised of Sophocles' plays Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone - together these tell the tragic story of Oedipus the king of Thebes, and his daughter Antigone. Oedipus the King (in Latin Oedipus Rex) sees the youthful Oedipus consults the Oracle at Delphi, wherein it tells him he will "Mate with [his] own mother, and shed/With [his] own hands the blood of [his] own sire". Terrified of this prophecy, he flees those he believes are his biological parents, only to unwittingly encounter - and kill - his biological father, King Laius. This incident sets in motion the events that will see the Delphic prophecy proven terribly correct: Oedipus unwittingly marries Jocasta, his own mother, who bores him four children. Oedipus at Colonus has the elderly Oedipus, by now ostracised and distrusted by society at large for his earlier, unintended wrongdoing. Now blind after gouging out his own eyes in reaction to the revelations of the first play, it is his daughter/sister Antigone who escorts him to King Theseus, with whom he desires to speak prior to death. In the dramatic conclusion leading to the death of Oedipus, the Gods themselves pass judgement upon his terrible sins of patricide and incest. The final play in the Trilogy is Antigone - this title sees Oedipus offspring navigate the drama of a Civil War in Thebes, alternating between verbal engagement and vying with the proud monarch Creon. Portrayed as a heroine, Antigone's steels her resolve in a time of upheaval and tragically destructive infighting between the Theban elite. This celebrated and authoritative translation was composed by the classical scholar F. Storr.

The Three Theban Plays Antigone Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus

The Three Theban Plays  Antigone   Oedipus the King   Oedipus at Colonus
Author: Sophocles,F. SOPHOCLES. STORR
Pages: 102
ISBN: 1387816454
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Release: 2018-08-27
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Theban Trilogy consists of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone - together these tell the tragic story of Oedipus the king of Thebes, and his daughter Antigone. Oedipus the King (in Latin Oedipus Rex) sees the youthful Oedipus consults the Oracle at Delphi, wherein it predicts that he will ""Mate with [his] own mother, and shed/With [his] own hands the blood of [his] own sire."" Oedipus at Colonus has the elderly Oedipus, by now ostracised and distrusted by society at large for his earlier, unintended wrongdoing. Blind after gouging out his own eyes in reaction to the revelations of the first play, it is his daughter/sister Antigone who escorts him to King Theseus. The final play in the Trilogy is Antigone - this title sees Oedipus offspring navigate the drama of a Civil War in Thebes. All three compositions are superb examples of Greek drama; owing to their revelatory contents and narrative twists, Sophocles' Theban plays remain popular to this day.

The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 430
ISBN: 0140444254
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Release: 1984
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1516845714
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Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone Oedipus the King Oedipus the King , also known by its Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed about 429 BC. It was the second in order of Sophocles's composition of his three Theban Plays dealing with Oedipus. Thematically, however, it was the first in the plays' historical chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Oedipus the King 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 Laius and marry his mother Jocasta. The play is an example of classic tragedy, putting emphasis upon how Oedipus's own faults contribute to his downfall (as opposed to the portrayal of fate as the sole cause). Over the centuries, Oedipus the King has come to be regarded by many as the masterpiece of Greek tragedy. Oedipus at Colonus This is the second installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays that chronicles the tragic fates of Oedipus and his family. After fulfilling the prophecy that predicted he would kill his father and marry his mother, Oedipus blinds himself and leaves Thebes, to wander in the wilderness accompanied by his daughters Antigone and Ismene. Antigone This is the final installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliberately breaks the laws of Thebes when she buries her brother's body and is sentenced to death. She clashes with Creon, the King of Thebes, over what constitutes justice and morality: the laws of the state or the laws of the individual.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780141905648
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Release: 1973-04-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Sophocles

Sophocles
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 329
ISBN: NLI:3181836-50
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Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Complete Plays of Sophocles

The Complete Plays of Sophocles
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780553902433
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Release: 2006-03-28
Editor: Bantam Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. Only the seven plays in this volume have survived intact. From the complex drama of Antigone, the heroine willing to sacrifice life and love for a principle, to the mythic doom embodied by Oedipus, the uncommonly good man brought down by the gods, Sophocles possessed a tragic vision that, in Matthew Arnold’s phrase, “saw life steadily and saw it whole.” This one-volume paperback edition of Sophocles’ complete works is a revised and modernized version of the famous Jebb translation, which has been called “the most carefully wrought prose version of Sophocles in English.”* *Moses Hadas

Plays of Sophocles

Plays of Sophocles
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1497498082
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Release: 2014-03-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sophocles (Greek: c. 497/6 BC - winter 406/5 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most-fêted playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in around 30 competitions, won perhaps 24, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won 14 competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles, while Euripides won only 4 competitions. The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and also Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a part of a different tetralogy, the other members of which are now lost. Sophocles influenced the development of the drama, most importantly by adding a third actor, thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the presentation of the plot. He also developed his characters to a greater extent than earlier playwrights such as Aeschylus. The Theban plays The Theban plays consist of three plays: Oedipus the King (also called Oedipus Tyrannus or by its Latin title Oedipus Rex), Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone. All three plays concern the fate of Thebes during and after the reign of King Oedipus. They have often been published under a single cover. Sophocles, however, wrote the three plays for separate festival competitions, many years apart. Not only are the Theban plays not a true trilogy (three plays presented as a continuous narrative) but they are not even an intentional series and contain some inconsistencies among them. He also wrote other plays having to do with Thebes, such as the Epigoni, of which only fragments have survived.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles,F. Storr,Alex Struik
Pages: 220
ISBN: 1481266365
Available:
Release: 2012-12-15
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Oedipus was a mythical Greek king of Thebes. A tragic hero in Greek mythology, Oedipus fulfilled a prophecy that said he would kill his father and marry his mother, and thereby brought disaster on his city and family. The story of Oedipus is the subject of Sophocles's tragedy Oedipus the King, which was followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Together, these plays make up Sophocles's three Theban plays contained herein. Oedipus represents two enduring themes of Greek myth and drama: the flawed nature of humanity and an individual's powerlessness against the course of destiny in a harsh universe.Sophocles (circa 497 BC – 406 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.