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Drama & Plays

Oidipous at Colonus (Focus Classical Library)

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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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Literature & Fiction

Sophocles: The Theban Plays

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Linked by their common setting in Thebes, Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus stand at the fountainhead of world drama. This volume presents a new, and accurate yet poetic and playable translation by... See More

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Oedipus at Colonus (Plays by Sophocles)

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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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Teen & Young Adult

Oedipus at Colonus

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Blinded and disgraced, Oedipus dwells quietly in Thebes until the kingdom is roiled by discord attributed to his presence and the curse put upon him by the gods. The citizens banish their erstwhile sovereign to years of... See More

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Drama & Plays

Oedipus Rex (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)

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Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Oedipus at Colonus (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)

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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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Drama & Plays

King Oidipous (Focus Classical Library)

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This is an 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... See More

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History

Oedipus the King

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"Oedipus the King", is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed around 429 BC. Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians (Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides) whose plays have survived. Translation... See More

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Poetry

Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments

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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

Yale Classics (Vol. 1)

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Ancient Greek literature has a profound impact on western literature at large. In particular, many ancient Roman authors drew inspiration from their Greek predecessors. Ever since the Renaissance, European authors in... See More

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Drama & Plays

The Oedipus Cycle: A New Translation

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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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Drama & Plays

Antigone: A New Translation

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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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Anthologies

Harvard on the Beach: The Complete 71 Volumes of Harvard Classics (The Five Foot Shelf & The Shelf of Fiction): The Infamous Anthology of the Greatest Works of World Literature

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Get smarter on the sun! Whether that be on the beach or in the deck chair on your terrace or backyard. The Harvard Classics in 51 volumes include the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Oedipus Rex - Literary Touchstone Edition

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To make Oedipus Rex more accessible for the modern reader, the Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics edition includes a glossary of the story's more difficult words, as well as convenient sidebar notes to help the... See More

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Drama & Plays

Antigone (Modern Plays)

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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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British

Ajax (Plays by Sophocles)

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Ajax is enraged because Achilles' armor was awarded to Odysseus, rather than to him. He vows to kill the Greek leaders who disgraced him. Before he can enact his extraordinary revenge, though, he is tricked by the goddess... See More

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