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- The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99
Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 3.99
Written around 442 BC, Antigone is one of the tragedies of the Sophocles's Oedipus Trilogy. Oedipus's family is trapped by fate and doomed for three generations. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has declared that Polyneices's body may not be buried because he was a traitor. Antigone, his sister, must choose whether to bury him and face the... more...
- Ivan R. Dee 1998; US$ 8.99
One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering. Plays for Performance Series. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 6.50
"Woodruff?s work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today?s students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . . ?The choral odes as rendered here deserve special notice. After giving a succinct analysis of each in his introduction,... more...
- Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 5.95
English translation of Sophocles? famous tragedy of Oedipus and the fate he so much tries to avoid. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 6.99
Oedipus the King ? Antigone ? Electra ? Ajax Trachinian Women ? Philoctetes ? Oedipus at Colonus The greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles wrote over 120 plays, surpassing his older contemporary Aeschylus and the younger Euripides in literary output as well as in the number of prizes awarded his works. Only the seven... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 8.99
Echoing through western culture for more than two millennia, Sophocles' play has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict and human tragedy, the role of the divine in human life, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destiny. This translation of the Antigone is both extremely faithful to the Greek. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 14.99
Centering on the Greek army's attempt to win the trust of their master bowman Philoctetes, without whom they cannot win the Trojan War, Philoctetes is a morally complex and timelessly relevant meditation on ends and means, on patriotism, and on the relationship between public duty and private interest. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 14.99
The latest title to join the acclaimed "Greek Tragedy in New Translations" series, "Sophocles' "Oedipus at Colonus"" tells the story of the last day in the life of Oedipus. It was written at the end of the fifth century BCE in Athens, in the final years of the "Golden Age" of Athenian culture, and in the last year of Sophocles' own life. At the center... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an... more...