The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101042694
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Release: 1984-02-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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 Theban Plays

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

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

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 189
ISBN: 1840221445
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Release: 2004
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Oedipus has captured the human imagination as few others. It is the story of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, a man who by a cruel irony brings these things to pass by his very efforts to avoid them. But these plays are not about fate, and not about irony. They are about character, choice and consequence. In Antigone we see a woman who will defy human law, and die for it, rather than transgress the eternal, unwritten laws of the gods. Oedipus the Tyrant is the story of a ruler destroyed by those qualities - pride, determination and belief in his own abilities - which made him ruler in the first place. Finally, in Oedipus at Colonus, written late in Sophocles' life, the aged and blinded king achieves a personal reconciliation, but at a cost - a son who will die in battle against his country, and a daughter who will die burying her brother.

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.

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 King of Thebes

Oedipus  King of Thebes
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 84
ISBN: CHI:14845073
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Release: 1715
Editor: Ams PressInc
Language: en

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The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 188
ISBN: 1721531203
Available:
Release: 2018-06-18
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Three Theban Plays: Oedipus The King - Oedipus at Colonus - Antigone by Sophocles. Sophocles 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. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. The Theban plays consist of three plays: Oedipus Rex (also called Oedipus Tyrannus or Oedipus the King), 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 Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1420952765
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Release: 2016-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Sophocles, along with Aeschylus and Euripides, is considered one of three important ancient Greek tragedians. Writing during the 5th century BC, Sophocles created some one hundred and twenty three plays during his lifetime, of which only seven have survived in their entirety. In this edition are included the three "Theban" plays, which are widely considered his most important works. This collection of dramas includes "Antigone" the story of its title character, a strong heroine whose complete commitment to familial duty brings her to challenge the will of her king; "Oedipus the King," the legend of Oedipus who is exiled as an infant by his royal father because of a prophesy of patricide and incest; and "Oedipus at Colonus," a drama which finds Oedipus at the end of his life caught between the warring kings of Athens and Thebes who each desire that Oedipus's final resting place be in their respective lands. These tragedies are some of the finest examples from classical antiquity and their influence on the development of modern drama cannot be overstated. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, follows the translations of Francis Storr, and includes introductions by R. C. Jebb.

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1448018927
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Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Theban Plays

Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0872205851
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Release: 2003
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1774261324
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Release: 2020-11-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of all three of Sophocles' three Theban plays, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Each work was part of a tetralogy, a composition made up of four distinct works. The other three works of each tetralogy are now lost. Although these are published under a single cover, they are not a trilogy and do not contain a continuous narrative. The three plays were written for different festivals, sometimes years apart. Nonetheless, the three plays cover the fate of the royal family of King Oedipus at the city state Thebes during and after the reign of King Oedipus.Sophocles is one of three ancient Greeks tragedy writers, whose works have survived for posterity. Along with Aeschylus and Euripides. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays, but only seven manuscripts have survived. During his life at Athens, Sophocles competed in over thirty competitions at the festival of Dionysus. He won twenty-four, and never placed lower than second. Sophocles e is remembered as the founding father of western tragedy.

Sophocles

Sophocles
Author: Constantine Athanasius Trypanis,Sophocles
Pages: 134
ISBN: UOM:39015014562956
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

With so many translations of Sophocles' Theban plays available, another might seem superfluous. However, a translation by Professor Trypanis, who is not only a distinguished Classical scholar but also a much admired poet, is an event to be welcomed by both students of the Classics and lovers of literature and the stage. These translations were originally commissioned by the BBC and have been broadcast and acted on stage several times on both sides of the Atlantic. Professor Trypanis has written a new introduction to this volume in which he discusses Sophocles' skill in characterisation, his style and poetry, and the place of the three plays in literary history. This book will be a valuable addition to Sophoclean scholarship and most welcome as an acting edition of the plays.

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.

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.

Prophesying Tragedy

Prophesying Tragedy
Author: Rebecca Weld Bushnell
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781501745584
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Release: 2019-05-15
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prophesying Tragedy investigates the political and epistemological dimensions of the conflict between heroes and prophets in homer's Iliad and Sophocles' Theban plays, Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus. Rebecca Weld Bushnell asserts that an understanding of tragic fate, as represented in prophecy, can be achieved through an awareness of the historical relationship of tragedy to culture and politics, for the tragic hero's interpretation and defiance of prophecy both reflected and influenced the political abuse of oracles and omens.

Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy
Author: H. D. F. Kitto
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781134930418
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Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Neither a history nor a handbook, but a penetrating work of criticism, this classic text not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes.

Sophocles II

Sophocles II
Author: Sophocles
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780226311562
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Release: 2013-04-19
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sophocles II contains the plays “Ajax,” translated by John Moore; “The Women of Trachis,” translated by Michael Jameson; “Electra,” translated by David Grene; “Philoctetes,” translated by David Grene; and “The Trackers,” translated by Mark Griffith. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

The Three Theban Plays Antigone Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Hardcover

The Three Theban Plays  Antigone   Oedipus the King   Oedipus at Colonus  Hardcover
Author: Sophocles,F. SOPHOCLES. STORR
Pages: 102
ISBN: 1387816446
Available:
Release: 2018-08-27
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

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 Antigone Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus

The Three Theban Plays  Antigone  Oedipus the King  Oedipus at Colonus
Author: By Sophocles
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1540525961
Available:
Release: 2016-11-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

BOOK ONE:Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC.It is the third of the three Theban plays but was the first written, chronologically. The play expands on the Theban legend that predated it and picks up where Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes ends.BOOK TWOOedipus Rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus Tyrannus , or Oedipus the King, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed around 429 BC.Originally, to the ancient Greeks, the title was simply Oedipus , as it is referred to by Aristotle in the Poetics. It is thought to have been renamed Oedipus Tyrannus to distinguish it from Oedipus at Colonus. In antiquity, the term "tyrant" referred to a ruler, but it did not necessarily have a negative connotation.Of his three Theban plays that have survived, and that deal with the story of Oedipus, Oedipus Rex was the second to be written. However, in terms of the chronology of events that the plays describe, it comes first, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone.BOOK THREE:Oedipus at Colonus is one of the three Theban plays of the Athenian tragedian Sophocles. It was written shortly before Sophocles' death in 406 BC and produced by his grandson (also called Sophocles) at the Festival of Dionysus in 401 BC.In the timeline of the plays, the events of Oedipus at Colonus occur after Oedipus the King and before Antigone; however, it was the last of Sophocles' three Theban plays to be written. The play describes the end of Oedipus' tragic life. Legends differ as to the site of Oedipus' death; Sophocles set the place at Colonus, a village near Athens and also Sophocles' own birthplace, where the blinded Oedipus has come with his daughters Antigone and Ismene as suppliants of the Erinyes and of Theseus, the king of Athens.