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- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 5.95
The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus?s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1978; US$ 5.99
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals.... more...
- 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...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Enfants, jeune postérité de l'antique Cadmus, pourquoi vous pressez-vous sur ces degrés ? Pourquoi ces rameaux suppliants que je vois dans vos mains ?" À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions numériques de qualité de grands livres de la littérature classique mais également des livres rares en partenariat... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99
Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Aias 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 James Scully. Still powerful and remarkably timely thousands of years after its creation, Aias is the moving story of... 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 7.50
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... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50
Filled with passionate speeches and sensitive probing of moral and philosophical issues, this powerful drama reveals the grim fate that befalls the children of Oedipus. When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death. How the gods... more...