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  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Richard Emil Braun

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 7.99

    This finely-tuned translation of Sophocles' Antigone by Richard Emil Braun, both a distinguished poet and a professional scholar-critic, offers, in lean, sinewy verse and lyrics of unusual intensity, an interpretation informed by exemplary scholarship and critical insight. Braun's translation highlights the extraordinary structural symmetry and beauty... more...

  • Sophocles: Ajaxby Sophocles; P. J. Finglass

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 33.00

    Not since 1896 has Sophocles' Ajax received such a sustained analysis on so many levels: literary, dramatic, textual and metrical. more...

  • Greek Tragedyby Aeschylus; Euripides; Sophocles

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.09

    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... more...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles; Nicholas Rudall

    Ivan R. Dee 2000; US$ 8.99

    The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization. Plays for Performance Series. more...

  • Our Ajaxby Timberlake Wertenbaker; Sophocles

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 15.49

    Torn between army politics and the love of his soldiers on the front line, a legendary leader spirals out of control. Inspired by Sophocles' classical play, Our Ajax draws on interviews with contemporary servicemen and women to create a modern epic of heroism, love and homeland. Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Ajax premiered at the Southwark Playhouse,... more...

  • Sophocles: Philoctetesby Sophocles; Seth L. Schein

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Accessible edition with commentary of this widely read but highly complex and challenging play. more...

  • Oedipus the King and Antigoneby Sophocles; Peter D. Arnott

    Wiley 2014; US$ 10.76

    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... more...

  • Electraby Frank McGuinness; Sophocles

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Locked into a bloody cycle of murder and reprisal, Electra, haunted by her father's assassination, is consumed by grief and a thirst for vengeance. When her brother Orestes at last returns, she urges him to a savage and terrifying conclusion. Frank McGuinness's charged adaptation of Sophocles' powerful tragedy was first performed at the Chichester... more...

  • King Oidipousby Sophocles; Ruby Blondell

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 7.95

    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...

  • Oidipous at Colonusby Sophocles; Ruby Blondell

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 6.95

    This is an English translation of Sophocles’ tragedy of Oedipus who is banished from Thebes and confronts an array of obstacles that stand between him and the death he craves. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture. more...