Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2018-11-10
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0353264105
Language: en
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The Oedipus Cycle an English Version

The Oedipus Cycle  an English Version
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2002
Editor: Mariner Books
Pages: 276
ISBN: 015602764X
Language: en
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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
Author: Sophocles
Release: 1977
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 257
ISBN: 015602764X
Language: en
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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.

CliffsNotes on Sophocles Oedipus Trilogy

CliffsNotes on Sophocles  Oedipus Trilogy
Author: Regina Higgins,Charles Higgins
Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9780544183025
Language: en
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the subject of these plays: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are timeless works that continue to captivate audiences even today. This study guide covers all three plays with critical commentaries, summaries, and character analyses—tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' work. Other features that help you study include Life and background of the playwright, Sophocles An introduction to Greek theatre A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on fate and ritual and transcendence in the Oedipus Trilogy A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Bacchantes

Bacchantes
Author: Euripides
Release: 1886
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 164
ISBN: HARVARD:HW2QA2
Language: en
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The Theban Plays

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

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9781504062831
Language: en
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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 the King and Antigone

Oedipus the King and Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2014-09-08
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 107
ISBN: 9781118818640
Language: en
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Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy-Oedipus the King and Antigone-for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Sophocles and a bibliography.

The Oedipus Cycle An English Version Oedipus Rex Oedipus at Colonus Antigone

The Oedipus Cycle  An English Version  Oedipus Rex Oedipus at Colonus Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2002-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0812494059
Language: en
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English versions of Sophocles' three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2008-11-28
Editor: Readhowyouwant
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1427057591
Language: en
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Oedipus King of Thebes

Oedipus  King of Thebes
Author: Sophocles
Release: 1715
Editor: Ams PressInc
Pages: 84
ISBN: CHI:14845073
Language: en
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Oedipus Rex Or Oedipus the King annotated Worldwide Classics

Oedipus Rex Or Oedipus the King   annotated   Worldwide Classics
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2019-03-13
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 76
ISBN: 1090353472
Language: en
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Oedipus, King of Thebes, sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to ask advice of the oracle at Delphi, concerning a plague ravaging Thebes. Creon returns to report that the plague is the result of religious pollution, since the murderer of their former king, Laius, has never been caught. Oedipus vows to find the murderer and curses him for causing the plague.Oedipus summons the blind prophet Tiresias for help. When Tiresias arrives he claims to know the answers to Oedipus's questions, but refuses to speak, instead telling him to abandon his search. Oedipus is enraged by Tiresias' refusal, and verbally accuses him of complicity in Laius' murder. Outraged, Tiresias tells the king that Oedipus himself is the murderer ("You yourself are the criminal you seek"). Oedipus cannot see how this could be, and concludes that the prophet must have been paid off by Creon in an attempt to undermine him. The two argue vehemently, as Oedipus mocks Tiresias' lack of sight, and Tiresias in turn tells Oedipus that he himself is blind. Eventually Tiresias leaves, muttering darkly that when the murderer is discovered he shall be a native citizen of Thebes, brother and father to his own children, and son and husband to his own mother.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780062132093
Language: en
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Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus the King 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. Praised by Aristotle as the pinnacle of Greek drama, Oedipus the King is the ancient world’s most shocking and memorable tragedy; the story of Thebes’s resilient hero and his royal family brought to hellish ruin by fate, manipulation of the Olympian gods, and all-too-human weakness. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.

Oedipus Rex Sophocles

Oedipus Rex   Sophocles
Author: Harold Bloom
Release: 2006
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781438114101
Language: en
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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
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2012-02-28
Editor: Harper Perennial
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0062119990
Language: en
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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.

Oedipus and the Sphinx

Oedipus and the Sphinx
Author: Almut-Barbara Renger
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780226048116
Language: en
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When Oedipus met the Sphinx on the road to Thebes, he did more than answer a riddle—he spawned a myth that, told and retold, would become one of Western culture’s central narratives about self-understanding. Identifying the story as a threshold myth—in which the hero crosses over into an unknown and dangerous realm where rules and limits are not known—Oedipus and the Sphinx offers a fresh account of this mythic encounter and how it deals with the concepts of liminality and otherness. Almut-Barbara Renger assesses the story’s meanings and functions in classical antiquity—from its presence in ancient vase painting to its absence in Sophocles’s tragedy—before arriving at two of its major reworkings in European modernity: the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud and the poetics of Jean Cocteau. Through her readings, she highlights the ambiguous status of the Sphinx and reveals Oedipus himself to be a liminal creature, providing key insights into Sophocles’s portrayal and establishing a theoretical framework that organizes evaluations of the myth’s reception in the twentieth century. Revealing the narrative of Oedipus and the Sphinx to be the very paradigm of a key transition experienced by all of humankind, Renger situates myth between the competing claims of science and art in an engagement that has important implications for current debates in literary studies, psychoanalytic theory, cultural history, and aesthetics.

Antigone

Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 53
ISBN: OCLC:1065525903
Language: en
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Seven Against Thebes

Seven Against Thebes
Author: Aeschylus
Release: 1991
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9780195070071
Language: en
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The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom of Thebes, and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles and Polyneices, each by the others hand. Long dismissed by critics as ritualistic and lacking in dramatic tension, Seven Against Thebes is revealed by Hecht and Bacon as a work of great unity and drama, one exceptionally rich in symbolism and imagery.

Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy
Author: Aeschylus,Euripides,Sophocles
Release: 2004-08-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780141961712
Language: en
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Agememnon is the first part of the Aeschylus's Orestian trilogy in which the leader of the Greek army returns from the Trojan war to be murdered by his treacherous wife Clytemnestra. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the king sets out to uncover the cause of the plague that has struck his city, only to disover the devastating truth about his relationship with his mother and his father. Medea is the terrible story of a woman's bloody revenge on her adulterous husband through the murder of her own children.

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Release: 2014-06-26
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1497367328
Language: en
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"The tyrant is a child of PrideWho drinks from his sickening cup Recklessness and vanity,Until from his high crest headlongHe plummets to the dust of hope."Theses heroic Greek dramas have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. They tower above other tragedies and have a place on the College Board AP English reading list.