Three Theban Plays

Author : Sophocles
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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.
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The Three Theban Plays

Author : Sophocles
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Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, Sophocles' The Three Theban Plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by Robert Fagles with introductions and notes by Bernard Knox. Collected here are Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus, in a translation by Robert Fagles which retains 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. Oedipus in exile, searching for his identity, desperately trying to avoid his fate, seeking the truth of his origins and achieving immortality; his daughter, Antigone, defending her integrity and ideals to the death - these heroic, tragic figures have captivated theatregoers and readers since the fifth century BC. It is Sophocles' characterisation of Oedipus that would, in the nineteenth century, inspire Sigmund Freud to a revolutionary conception of the human mind, and the tragedies in this volume continue to move and inspire us to this day. Sophocles (496-405 BC) was born at Colonus, just outside Athens. His long life spanned the rise and decline of the Athenian Empire; he was a friend of Pericles, and though not an active politician he held several public offices, both military and civil. The leader of a literary circle and friend of Herodotus, Sophocles wrote over a hundred plays, drawing on a wide and varied range of themes, and winning the City Dionysia eighteen times; though only seven of his tragedies have survived, among them Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Ajax and Oedipus at Colonus. If you enjoyed The Three Theban Plays, you might like Aeschylus' The Oresteia, also available in Penguin Classics. 'I know of no better English version' Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Oxford University 'The most impressive verse translations of Sophocles that have been made' Stephen Spende
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The Theban Plays

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 9780486114972
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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. Essential reading for English and classical studies majors.
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Theban Plays

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 0872205851
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
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Plays Of Sophocles Oedipus The King Oedipus At Colonus Antigone

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 9783736417847
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Oedipus the King orOedipus Rex, 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 the King 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. Prior to the start of Oedipus the King, Oedipus has become the king of Thebes while unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father, Laius (the previous king), and marry his mother, Jocasta (whom Oedipus took as his queen after solving the riddle of the Sphinx). The action of Sophocles' play concerns Oedipus' search for the murderer of Laius in order to end a plague ravaging Thebes, unaware that the killer he is looking for is none other than himself. At the end of the play, after the truth finally comes to light, Jocasta hangs herself while Oedipus, horrified at his patricide and incest, proceeds to gouge out his own eyes in despair. In his Poetics Aristotle refers several times to Oedipus the King to exemplify aspects of Greek tragedy. 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 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.
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Die Eumeniden

Author : Aeschylus
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The Oedipus Trilogy Oedipus The King Oedipus At Colonus Antigone

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 9781623959098
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Three of Greatest Greek Plays in one Collection “Time, which sees all things, has found you out.” ― Sophocles, Oedipus Rex Sophocles' three Thebian plays, Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, are cornerstones of western civilization and dramatic history. Each play stems from the fated tragedy that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
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Die Stadt Der Wilden G Tter

Author : Isabel Allende
ISBN : 9783518737828
Genre : Fiction
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Tief im Dickicht des Amazonas verbergen sich uralte Geheimnisse. Ein riesiges Fabelwesen soll an den Wasserfällen des Orinoko umgehen, doch traut man der Legende, hat noch kein Mensch den Anblick überlebt. Alex ist 15 und begleitet seine Großmutter, eine berühmte Reiseschriftstellerin, auf eine Expedition, die die Bestie aufspüren soll. Eine unheimliche Stimmung liegt über dem Camp, als hätte der Dschungel tausend Augen. Da wird Alex entführt, und mit ihm Nadia, die Tochter des Expeditionsleiters. Die beiden fürchten um ihr Leben, bis sie herausfinden, dass ihre Entführer vom Indianerstamm der Nebelmenschen sich nur verteidigen wollen. Denn die Expedition ist Teil eines perfiden Plans, der den Einheimischen die Lebensgrundlage stehlen soll. Für Nadia und Alex ist die Sache klar: Sie müssen den Nebelmenschen helfen und das Geheimnis des Urwaldwesens lüften. In »Die Stadt der wilden Götter« werden aus Nadia und Alexander ›Aguila und Jaguar‹, ungleiche Freunde und mutige Abenteurer in einer Welt voller Magie und Geheimnisse. Ein Auftakt mit Paukenschlag zu einer Trilogie über die Macht der Kameradschaft.
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Plays Of Sophocles

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 1539633683
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The Plays of Sophocles are the Theban plays written by Sophocles which consist of three plays: Oedipus the King (also called by its Latin title Oedipus Rex), Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone. All three plays concern the fate of Thebes during and after the reign of King Oedipus.This volume contains the three plays. The translation of Plays of Sophocles by Francis Storr was first published in 1912.
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Sophocles 2

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 0812216660
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"A boon for classicists and general readers alike. For the reader who comes to tragedy for the first time, these translations are eminently 'accessible,' and consummately American in tone and feeling. For the classicist, these versions constitute an ambitious reinterpretation of traditional masterpieces; after 2,500 years, the poetry of Euripides and Aeschylus has found a new voice—in fact, ten of them."—Boston Book Review
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