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Electra and Other Plays


Only seven plays of the Ancient Greek dramatist Sophocles have survived to today. Sophocles is best known for his trilogy of dramas known as the "Three Theban Plays", which is comprised of the plays "Oedipus Rex", "Oedipus... See More

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Greek Tragedies III: Aeschylus: The Eumenides; Sophocles: Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus; Euripides: The Bacchae, Alcestis (The Complete Greek Tragedies Book 3)


(46 reviews)

This anthology collects some of the most important plays by Ancient Greek tragedians, in updated translations with new introductions. Greek Tragedies, Volume III presents some of the finest and most fundamental works of... See More

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Harvard Classics (Vol. 1-51)


(5 reviews)

Sharp Ink presents to you this meticulously edited collection of essential works to read, prepared by Dr. Eliot, the longest running president of the Harvard University: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus... See More

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Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments


(1 review)

Sophocles' tragedies--from Antigone to Oedipus Tyrannus--are filled with highly wrought, vivid, and emotionally powerful poetry. Yet most translations sacrifice the poetry to convey only the sense of the lines as dramatic... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Five Great Greek Tragedies (Dover Thrift Editions: Plays)


(28 reviews)

This remarkably low-priced anthology brings together five of the greatest, most studied, and most performed Greek tragedies, each in an outstanding translation: ? Oedipus Rex and Electra by Sophocles (translated by George... See More

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Oedipus at Colonus (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)


(5 reviews)

Oedipus at Colonus is the third in Sophocles' trilogy of plays about the famous king of Thebes and his unhappy family. It dramatizes the mysterious death of Oedipus, by which he is transformed into an immortal hero... See More

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Antigone: A Play (The Oedipus Cycle)


(3 reviews)

The classic Greek tragedy about a woman who valiantly defies a tyrant to honor her brother and please the gods. When Polynices -- a military leaders in Thebes's civil war -- dies on the battlefield, Thebes's ruler, Creon... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Philoctetes (Plays by Sophocles)


(10 reviews)

Sophocles' Philoctetes begins with their arrival on the island. Odysseus explains to Neoptolemus that he must perform a shameful action in order to garner future glory - to take Philoctetes by tricking him with a false story... See More

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Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)


(26 reviews)

Oedipus, the former ruler of Thebes, has died. Now, when his young daughter Antigone defies her uncle, Kreon, the new ruler, because he has prohibited the burial of her dead brother, she and he enact a primal conflict... See More

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(603 reviews)

A printing of Antigone, by Sophocles. R.C. Jebb Translation (1902). See More

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Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)


(23 reviews)

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series... See More

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Oedipus the King (Plays for Performance Series)


(15 reviews)

The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization. Nicholas Rudall's new translation remains true to Sophocles original text while... See More

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Drama & Plays

Antigone: A New Translation


(25 reviews)

The most celebrated plays of ancient Athens -- Sophocles's seven surviving works -- in vivid and dynamic new translations. ANTIGONE, translated by award-winning poet Robert Bagg, is one of seven plays Harper Perennial has... See More

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Literature & Fiction

The Oedipus Cycle: A New Translation


(41 reviews)

Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone -- together known as The Oedipus Cycle. One of the unquestionable... See More

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Oedipus at Colonus (Plays by Sophocles)


(4 reviews)

Oedipus enters the village of Colonus and sits down on a stone. They are approached by a villager, who demands that they leave, because that ground is sacred to the Furies, or Erinyes. Oedipus recognizes this as a sign, for... See More

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Antigone (Modern Plays)


(14 reviews)

The gods never move faster than when punishing men with the consequences of their own actions. Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone's rebellious brother... See More

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Oidipous at Colonus (Focus Classical Library)


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... See More

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