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The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles,Dudley Fitts,Robert Fitzgerald
Publisher : Harcourt
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Release : 2012-02-28
ISBN : 9780062119995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Sophocles the Oedipus Cycle

Sophocles  the Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-08-21
ISBN : 9781537062877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2020-12-15
ISBN : 1504065255
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The doomed king of Thebes brings shame on his family in this iconic three-play cycle of ancient Greek literature, a foundational work of Western drama. Oedipus Rex: As a young man, Oedipus was told of a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. Fleeing his home to escape his destiny, he becomes the king of Thebes by marrying the former king’s widow. But now Thebes is cursed until Oedipus discovers who killed his predecessor—a mystery that will lead him to his own doom. Oedipus at Colonus: Blind and exiled from his own country, Oedipus takes up residence in Colonus while his two sons battle 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 will win. But an old enemy has his own plans for the burial. Antigone: The war is over and Thebes’s ruler, Creon, decrees that the body of Polynices—Oedipus’s son—is not to be buried. But Antigone, the late warrior’s sister, answers to a higher authority. When she breaks the law to bury her brother with proper rites, her act of civil disobedience will unleash great upheaval.

Sophocles Oedipus Rex

Sophocles  Oedipus Rex Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-07-27
ISBN : 9780521617352
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'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 Rex

Oedipus Rex Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2020-05-05
ISBN : 1504062825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Sophocles the Oedipus Cycle

The Sophocles  the Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Everbind
Release : 2009-07-01
ISBN : 9780784816219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Fitts & Fitzgerald Translation; Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus Rex, and Antigone: together recount the downfall of Oedipus, king of Thebes, his death in exile, and the action carried out after his death by his daughter Antigone.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Dover Publications
Release : 2006-06-23
ISBN : 9780486450490
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Sophocles

Sophocles Book
Author : Dudley Fitts,Robert Fitzgerald
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1949
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Sophocles book written by Dudley Fitts,Robert Fitzgerald, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Everyman's Library
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780679431329
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A translation of the three plays dealing with events in the Oedipodean family history.

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.

Sophocles Oedipus Cycle Earth Man Hospitality

Sophocles  Oedipus Cycle  Earth  Man  Hospitality Book
Author : Richard Lang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Sophocles Oedipus Cycle Earth Man Hospitality book written by Richard Lang, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Oedipus Rex Sophocles

Oedipus Rex   Sophocles Book
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2006
ISBN : 1438114109
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A collection of eight critical essays on the classical tragedy, arranged in the chronological order of their original publication.

The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-09-27
ISBN : 9781977713179
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Sophocles's classic cycle of his three Theban Plays telling the story of the dynasty of Oedipus and Antigone in Thebes of Ancient Greece.

Sophocles Oedipus Cycle A Dual Language Edition

Sophocles  Oedipus Cycle  A Dual Language Edition Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-08-14
ISBN : 9781940997919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume presents the Greek text of Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle, as edited by Sir Richard Jebb, with a parallel verse translation by Ian Johnston on facing pages, which will be useful to those wishing to read the English translation while referring to the Greek original, or vice versa.

The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1939
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Oedipus at Kolonos

Oedipus at Kolonos Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-08-07
ISBN : 0062132113
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus at Kolonos is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Oedipus at Kolonos continues the story of Thebes’s tragic, now-blinded hero in the last days of his life, as he attempts to answer for his shocking crimes of incest and patricide, and seeks forgiveness before his impending death. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-09-27
ISBN : 9781977713667
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Sophocles's continuation of his classic Oedipus Cycle, telling the drama of Oedipus, the king of Thebes. Set after the events of Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King) but before the events of Antigone, this play tells the story of Oedipus's tragic death.

Oedipus Cycle

Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 9780800070687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Oedipus Cycle book written by Sophocles, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.