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  • Oedipus at Colonusby Sophocles; Eamon Grennan; Rachel Kitzinger

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Four Tragediesby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 10.95

    Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax , Women of Trachis , Electra , and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, concision, clarity, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre. Woodruff's Introduction offers... more...

  • The Three Theban Playsby Sophocles; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox

    Penguin Publishing Group 1984; US$ 15.00

    The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family— Antigone, Oedipus the King  and  Oedipus at Colonus— are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative... more...

  • Aiasby Sophocles; Herbert Golder; Richard Pevear

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 9.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated Greek tragedies, the Greek Tragedy in New Translation series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro,... more...

  • The Complete Sophoclesby Sophocles; Peter Burian; Alan Shapiro

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    This volume collects Electra , a gripping story of revenge, manipulation, and the often tense conflict of the human spirit; Aias , an account of the heroic suicide of the Trojan war hero better known as Ajax; Philoctetes , a morally complex and penetrating play about the conflict between personal integrity and public duty; and The Women of Trachis... more...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles; Stephen Berg; Diskin Clay

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 5.99

    In this highly acclaimed translation of Sophocles' Oedipus the King , Stephen Berg (a distinguished poet) and Diskin Clay (an eminent classicist) combine their talents to offer the contemporary reader a dazzling and original version of Sophocles' timeless work. Emphasizing the intensity of the spoken language, they capture the unrelenting power of... more...

  • An Oresteiaby Anne Carson; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 11.20

    A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia , the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos' Agamemnon , Sophokles' Elektra , and Euripides' Orestes —giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of... more...

  • Theban Playsby Sophocles; Paul Woodruff; Peter Meineck

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.50

    This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus (2000) along with Woodruff's Antigone (2001) and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck. Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the Greek... more...

  • Electra and Other Playsby Sophocles; Pat Easterling; David Raeburn

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 12.68

    Sophocles’ innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother’s lover. Aeschylus and Euripides also dramatized this story, but the objectivity and humanity of... more...

  • The Theban Playsby Sophocles; E. Watling; E. Watling

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 11.27

    The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle aginst fate. KING OEDIPUS tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he doesn't realise he has committed, and then inflicts a brutal punishment on himself. It is a devastating portrayl of a ruler brought down by his... more...