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The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780156027649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death.

The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-02-28
ISBN : 0062132202
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone—together known as The Oedipus Cycle. One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for nobility and greatness lead paradoxically to their own tragic downfalls. Portraying humankind at its worst and most fallible even while exploring the heights of virtue and honor, the plays shine a searing light upon questions of fate and free will, destiny and responsibility, hubris and humility, honor and obligation, and more. Robert Bagg’s timely translations allow the power and depth of Sophocles’s masterpieces to shine through clearly to readers today.

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.

Oedipus Rex Oedipus the King Translated by E H Plumptre with an Introduction by John Williams White

Oedipus Rex  Oedipus the King   Translated by E  H  Plumptre with an Introduction by John Williams White  Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05
ISBN : 9781420953466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The second Theban play written by Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex," or "Oedipus the King," is the drama which chronologically begins the Oedipus cycle. After Laius, King of Thebes, learns from an oracle that he is doomed to perish by the hand of his own son, he binds the feet of his newborn child and orders his wife Jocasta to kill the infant. Unable to kill her own child, Jocasta entrusts a servant with the task instead, who takes the baby to a mountaintop to die of exposure. A passing shepherd rescues the baby and names it Oedipus, or "swollen feet," taking it with him to Corinth where it is raised by the childless King Polybus as if it were his own. When Oedipus hears a rumor that he is not the biological son of Polybus, he seeks the counsel of the Oracle of Delphi who relates to him the prophecy of patricide. Still believing that Polybus is his father he flees Corinth thus initiating a series of events that would fulfill that which the oracle has prophesied. "Oedipus Rex," along with its Theban counterparts, "Oedipus at Colonus," and "Antigone," established Sophocles as one of the most renowned dramatists of his era. This edition follows the translation of E. H. Plumptre, includes an introduction by John Williams White, and is printed on premium acid-free paper.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays Book
Author : Sophocles,Sir George Young
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2006-06-23
ISBN : 048645049X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This Dover edition, first published in 2006, contains the unabridged republication of the plays ... from the volume The dramas of Sophocles rendered in English verse dramatic & lyric by Sir George Young, as published by J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., London, in 1906"--T.p. verso.

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.

Oedipus

Oedipus Book
Author : Thomas Van Nortwick
Publisher : Oklahoma Up
Release : 1998
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on ancient mythical patterns & modern psychology, this book explores the rich & mysterious interplay between life & art. Thomas Van Nortwick examines two masterpieces of Greek tragic poetry, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex & Oedipus at Colonus, as symbolic representations of the masculine life cycle. Tracing Oedipus' painful voyage of self-discovery in the first play, Van Nortwick suggests that was has been seen as a record of heroic self-destruction can also be viewed as the first step toward rebirth, & that this journey can help us to understand the passage of modern men into middle age. Seen from this perspective, the Greek hero's defiance of limits represents the young man's determination to will himself past the barriers imposed by forces beyond his control - his genetic inheritance, the passage of time, & the larger rhythms of the universe. The parts of himself Oedipus attempts to deny reappear, & his heroic dream of self-creation dissolves in the harsh light of truth, but comes from a new understanding of who he is. Rather than defying the limits of human existence, he becomes the embodiment of divine gifts that nourish his adopted city, Athens. This new vision is affirmed in Oedipus at Colunus, which tells the story of the aged Oedipus's final day on earth & mysterious union with the gods. So modern men, faced with the inexorable march of time, must let go of youthful dreams of invincibility & face their own limits. Doing so, Van Nortwick argues, can free them to explore new ways of understanding themselves & their place in the world.

Self Deception of Nora in A Doll s House by Henrik Ibsen and Oedipus in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles A Comparison

Self Deception of Nora in  A Doll   s House  by Henrik Ibsen and Oedipus in  Oedipus Rex  by Sophocles  A Comparison Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 3346262928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Literature - Comparative Literature, grade: 2,0, , language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the theme of self-deception in Henrik Ibsen’s "A Doll’s House" and Sophocles’ "Oedipus Rex". The way the protagonists Nora and Oedipus are presented in both texts show many similarities, such as their characterization. In the plays both protagonists deceive themselves and others. In both cases the deception plays significant roles in the characterization of both figures. The self-deception and deception of others utilizes the theme of the willingness to ignore the truth in "Oedipus Rex". The use of self-deception in "A Doll’s House" is used to convey the theme of secrecy. Through looking at the theme of self-deception, one sees how similar and different these texts are. However, overall, self-deception is what leads to both Oedipus and Nora leaving their families behind. In "A Doll’s House", Nora’s deception and self-deception leads to leaving her family behind in order to finally gain freedom. In "Oedipus Rex" the self-deception leads to the downfall and sacrifice of Oedipus. Many differences between the uses of self-deception in both plays exist, as well. "A Doll’s House" is a play written by Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen and published in 1879. Ibsen was considered a pioneer as he was the first one at that time to criticize how society oppressed women and how they were controlled by their husbands, using this play. The play presents a struggle of Nora the protagonist with herself, her marriage and family. Nora is married to Torvald Helmer, a bank officer who is promoted to a higher position in the beginning of the play. The tragedy "Oedipus Rex", written by Sophocles is part of a collection of Oedipus plays, the Oedipus cycle. In this play, Oedipus is confronted with many issues that he himself created. Oedipus killed his father, becomes king of Thebes and without knowing marries his mother.

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.

Theban Plays

Theban Plays Book
Author : Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780872205857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Freud and Oedipus

Freud and Oedipus Book
Author : Peter L. Rudnytsky
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0231063539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A reassessment of Freud's central concept of the Oedipus complex, using the interlocking perspectives of biography, intellectual history and Greek tragedy. The study establishes how Freud reached his formulation through his own self-analysis and clinical work.

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays Book
Author : Sophocles,Peter Constantine,Pedro De Blas
Publisher : Barnes & Noble
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 9781593082352
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The pinnacle of classical drama in Greece, the three-part, 2,500 year-old Oedipus cycle remains a touchstone of Western culture. Nearly perfect technically, the plays feature headstrong heroes, intense plots, and breathtaking imagery that have influenced generations of artists, philosophers, and statesmen. These fresh, historically faithful renditions by renowned translator Peter Constantine bring new life to civilization's most meaningful dramas. Rich in sex and violence, the plays follow the tragic downfall of King Oedipus, a man who mistakenly believes he can control his own destiny. In Oedipus the King, we watch as the hero learns the truth about his past, including his murder of his father, Laius, and marriage to his mother, Jocasta. Written just before the death of Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus features a more subdued tone as the blind, exiled king reflects on his passing from this world. Antigone, the earliest written of the three, presents the powerful story of the iron-willed daughter of Oedipus as she takes a fatal stand against her uncle Creon, the new ruler of Thebes. Favoring her own moral code to the dictates of an unjust ruler, Antigone becomes the first heroine in Western literature and a model of civil disobedience.

Searching for Oedipus

Searching for Oedipus Book
Author : Kenneth Glazer
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-09-15
ISBN : 0761870466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Searching for Oedipus, attorney Ken Glazer recounts his decades-long quest to answer the Riddle of Oedipus: why Oedipus Rex, after 2,500 years, still wields such enormous power. Along the way he slices through the scholarly debate, laying bare the many ways this ancient masterpiece still speaks to us today.

Antigone

Antigone Book
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-08-07
ISBN : 006213213X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Antigone is one of the 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. Powerfully portraying the clash between civic and familial duty—between morality and obedience—the play brings the Oedipus Cycle to a conclusion with the story of the tragic hero's eldest daughter Antigone, who courts her own death by defying the edict of Thebes's new ruler, her uncle Kreon, which forbids giving her dishonored brother a proper burial. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.

Two Faces of Oedipus

Two Faces of Oedipus Book
Author : Sophocles,Seneca
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780801473975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus is the most famous of ancient tragedies and a literary masterpiece. It is not, however, the only classical dramatization of Oedipus' quest to discover his identity. Between four and five hundred years after Sophocles' play was first performed, Seneca composed a fine, but neglected and often disparaged Latin tragedy on the same subject, which, in some ways, comes closer to our common understanding of the Oedipus myth. Now, modern readers can compare the two versions, in new translations by Frederick Ahl. Balancing poetry and clarity, yet staying scrupulously close to the original texts, Ahl's English versions are designed to be both read and performed, and are alert to the literary and historical complexities of each. In approaching Sophocles anew, Ahl is careful to preserve the richly allusive nature and rhetorical power of the Greek, including the intricate use of language that gives the original its brilliant force. For Ahl, Seneca's tragedy is vastly and intriguingly different from that of Sophocles, and a poetic masterpiece in its own right. Seneca takes us inside the mind of Oedipus in ways that Sophocles does not, making his inner conflicts a major part of the drama itself in his soliloquies and asides. Two Faces of Oedipus opens with a wide-ranging introduction that examines the conflicting traditions of Oedipus in Greek literature, the different theatrical worlds of Sophocles and Seneca, and how cultural and political differences between Athenian democracy and Roman imperial rule affect the nature and conditions under which the two tragedies were composed. This book brings two dramatic traditions into conversation while providing elegant, accurate, and exciting new versions of Sophocles' and Seneca's tragedies.

Sophocles

Sophocles Book
Author : Sophocles,Paul Roche
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780451527844
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Collects the full texts of Sophocles' seven ancient Greek plays, including updated translations of "Oedipus the King," "Antigone," and "The Women of Trachis," as well as stage directions and prefaces to each play.

The Culture of Vengeance and the Fate of American Justice

The Culture of Vengeance and the Fate of American Justice Book
Author : Terry K. Aladjem
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2008-01-14
ISBN : 1139469177
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

America is driven by vengeance in Terry Aladjem's provocative account – a reactive, public anger that is a threat to democratic justice itself. From the return of the death penalty to the wars on terror and in Iraq, Americans demand retribution and moral certainty; they assert the 'rights of victims' and make pronouncements against 'evil'. Yet for Aladjem this dangerously authoritarian turn has its origins in the tradition of liberal justice itself – in theories of punishment that justify inflicting pain and in the punitive practices that result. Exploring vengeance as the defining problem of our time, Aladjem returns to the theories of Locke, Hegel and Mill. He engages the ancient Greeks, Nietzsche, Paine and Foucault to challenge liberal assumptions about punishment. He interrogates American law, capital punishment and images of justice in the media. He envisions a democratic justice that is better able to contain its vengeance.

Oedipus

Oedipus Book
Author : Menelaos Stephanidēs
Publisher : Sigma Publications F & D Stephanides O E
Release : 2002-12-01
ISBN : 9789604250745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A newly published translation by Kenneth McLeish, with an introduction by Stephen Mulrine.