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The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Sophocles

ISBN 10: 0140444254 / 0-14-044425-4
ISBN 13: 9780140444254
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover
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Oedipus in exile, searching for his identity and achieving immortality; his daughter, Antigone, defending her integrity and ideals to the death —these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC.
 
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' translation conveys all of Sophocles' 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.

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Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English.

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