The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle
Author: Sophocles,Dudley Fitts,Robert Fitzgerald
Pages: 249
ISBN: STANFORD:36105000457825
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Release: 1977
Editor: Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

These English versions of Sophocles' trilogy were composed specifically for a modern audience by two gifted poets and Hellenists. Their aim was to recapture the directness and simplicity as well as the concentrated richness of the poetry of Sophcles; they wished at the same time to make their verse renderings of the plays "clear and credible in English" and actable as well as readable. The critical acclaim with which these versions have been received both in the United States and in Great Britain indicates that Mr. Fitts and Mr. Fitzgerald have achieved their aim.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0353264105
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Release: 2018-11-10
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 54
ISBN: 9780486268774
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Release: 1991
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

One of the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Catastrophe ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies impact of agonizing events. Sophocles' finest play, Oedipus Rex ranks as a towering landmark of Western drama. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780801895418
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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.

The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0062119990
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Release: 2012-02-28
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The most celebrated plays of ancient Athens in vibrant new translations by award-winning poet Robert Bagg Sophocles' three great masterpieces, gathered here in one volume, dramatize the inexplicable animosity directed at three generations of Thebes' royal family by Apollo, the inscrutable god who terrifies and deceives his victims into acts of incest, betrayal, and kin murder. These fifth-century BCE family dramas—Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone—are fraught with horrific crises, confrontations, and excruciating choices, all of which still rivet theatergoers and readers in the twenty-first century. Bagg's translations are modern in idiom while faithful to the Greek. They preserve the complexity of Sophocles' characters and their dialogue (whether searingly raw, subtly inflected, or infused with humor) and render Sophocles' choral odes in resonant poetry. The three plays of The Oedipus Cycle, already proven stageworthy, refresh and clarify Sophocles' narratives for a new generation about to discover timeless sources of pleasure and illumination in classical Greek drama.

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 Oedipus Rex

Sophocles  Oedipus Rex
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 221
ISBN: 0521617359
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Release: 2006-07-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'Sophocles ... created a masterpiece that in the eyes of posterity has overshadowed every other achievement in the field of ancient drama ...' With these words Dr Dawe sets out the importance of Oedipus Rex. He investigates why it has for so long fascinated the human mind, devoting his introduction to an examination of the story and to the technique employed by Sophocles to unfold the plot. In this revised edition he also argues for the spurious nature of the play's ending. As with the first edition, the commentary deals authoritatively with problems of language and expression, but is enhanced by reflections on the text developed in the twenty years since the publication of that first edition. Written for classical scholars and students, this is a welcome revised edition of a bestselling text.

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 57
ISBN: 9781504062831
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Sophocles the Oedipus Cycle

Sophocles  the Oedipus Cycle
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1537062875
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Release: 2016-08-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Sophocles is one of three ancient & medieval Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first classical & medieval drama & plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or relatively close to those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote 120 classical & medieval plays during the course of his lifetime, but only seven have survived in a complete form. Three of those seven surviving drama & plays are included in this anthology edition; Oedipus Rex which is the latin title for Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. In the Greek tragedy drama & play Oedipus Rex, the story of Oedipus is told, a man who becomes the king of Thebes, while unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father, Laius, and marry his mother, Jocasta. The drama & play Oedipus at Colonus describes the end of Oedipus' tragic life. The Greek tragedy Antigone is the third of the three ancient & classical Theban dramas & plays. In this ancient & classical play, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes' civil war die fighting each other for the throne. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has decided that Eteocles will be honored and Polyneices will be in public shame. The rebel brother's body will not be sanctified by holy rites, and will lie unburied on the battlefield. Antigone and Ismene are the sisters of the dead Polyneices and Eteocles. Antigone wants to bury Polyneices' body, in defiance of Creon's edict. Ismene refuses to help her, fearing execution, but she is unable to stop Antigone from going to bury her brother herself. Sophocles' work is considered literature & fiction classics in the Greek dramas & plays genre and is often required textbook reading in the following disciplines; English, literature & fiction, Ancient & Medieval Literature, ancient & classical, dramas & plays, Greek tragedy, and world literature. This anthology edition, conveniently packages three of Sophocles' seven surviving plays.

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

CliffsNotes on Sophocles Oedipus Trilogy

CliffsNotes on Sophocles  Oedipus Trilogy
Author: Regina Higgins,Charles Higgins
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780544183025
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the subject of these plays: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are timeless works that continue to captivate audiences even today. This study guide covers all three plays with critical commentaries, summaries, and character analyses—tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' work. Other features that help you study include Life and background of the playwright, Sophocles An introduction to Greek theatre A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on fate and ritual and transcendence in the Oedipus Trilogy A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Sophocles Oedipus Rex

Sophocles  Oedipus Rex
Author: Sophocles,R. D. Dawe
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780521851770
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Release: 2006-07-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revised edition of the bestselling commentary on this most important of ancient plays.

Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9781504062824
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A king tries in vain to avert a horrific fate in this epic tragedy, widely considered a masterpiece. Oedipus was warned that his destiny is for him to kill his father and marry his mother. So he fled his home and has now become the king of Thebes, taking the throne after the death of its previous occupant, Laius, and marrying his widow, Jocasta. But just as Laius long ago labored to defy a prophecy and ultimately failed, so will Oedipus, in this masterpiece by the great tragedian of ancient Greece.

Sophocles Oedipus the King

Sophocles  Oedipus the King
Author: David Kovacs
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780192597113
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Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Oedipus the King is the best-known play we have from the pen of Sophocles and was recognized as a masterpiece in Aristotle's Poetics, which cites the play more often than any other as an example of how to write tragedy. The principal character is the king of a city ravaged by a mysterious plague, who consults Apollo at Delphi and is told that the plague will end only when those who killed the previous king, Laius, are found and punished. He launches an investigation, in the course of which he learns not only that he is himself the killer, but that Laius was his father and Laius' widow, whom he married, his own mother. As a result of this revelation Oedipus changes from being a respected king and conscientious investigator into a polluted and self-blinded outcast. This volume presents a highly-polished English verse translation of Sophocles' powerful play which renders both the beauty of his language and the horror of the events being dramatized. A detailed introduction and notes clearly elucidate how the plot is constructed and the meaning this construction implies, as well as how Sophocles ably concealed the fact that his characters act in ways which differ from what we expect in real life. It also addresses influential misinterpretations, thereby offering an accessible and authoritative introduction to the play that will be of benefit to a wide range of readers.

Antigone

Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 59
ISBN: NWU:35556038159109
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Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown
Language: el

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The Oedipus Cycle An English Version Oedipus Rex Oedipus at Colonus Antigone

The Oedipus Cycle  An English Version  Oedipus Rex Oedipus at Colonus Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0812494059
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Release: 2002-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

English versions of Sophocles' three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781585106264
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Release: 2001-12-01
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 124
ISBN: 142705763X
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Release: 2008-11-28
Editor: Readhowyouwant
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 176
ISBN: 048645049X
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Release: 2006-06-23
Editor: Dover Publications
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The stirring tale of a legendary royal family's fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Sophocles' three-play cycle, chronicling Oedipus's search for the truth and its tragic results, remains essential reading for English and classical studies majors as well as for all students of Western civilization. Oedipus Rex unfolds amid a city in the relentless grip of a plague. When an oracle proclaims that only an act of vengeance will lift the curse from Thebes, King Oedipus vows to bring a murderer to justice. His quest engenders a series of keen dramatic ironies, culminating in the fulfillment of a dreaded prophecy. Oedipus at Colonus finds the former ruler in exile. Old and blind, he seeks a peaceful place to end his torment, but finds only challenges from his reluctant hosts and a summons back to Thebes from his warring sons. The trilogy concludes with Antigone, in which Oedipus's courageous daughter defies her tyrannical uncle in a provocative exploration of the demands of loyalty and duty.

Antigone Oedipus the King Electra

Antigone  Oedipus the King  Electra
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780191561108
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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.