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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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Teen & Young Adult

Oedipus Rex

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(91 reviews)

Regarded by many as the masterpiece of Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex tells the story of Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes, whilst in the process unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father and... See More

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British

Ajax (Plays by Sophocles)

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(29 reviews)

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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Drama & Plays

The Oedipus Cycle: A New Translation

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(34 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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Drama & Plays

The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation

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(52 reviews)

Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature's earliest treasures in TheComplete Plays of Sophocles. In the tradition of Robert Fagles'bestselling... 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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(15 reviews)

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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British

Electra (Plays by Sophocles)

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(5 reviews)

Orestes arrives with his friend Pylades, son of Strophius, and a tutor. Their plan is to have the tutor announce that Orestes has died in a chariot accident, and that two men (really Orestes and Pylades) are arriving shortly... See More

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Drama & Plays

The Other Four Plays of Sophocles

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There are seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles. Three of them form the Theban Plays, which recount the story of Thebes during and after the reign of Oedipus. Here, David Slavitt translates the remaining tragedies -- the... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Philoctetes (Plays by Sophocles)

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(8 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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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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Literature & Fiction

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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Literature & Fiction

Oedipus Rex - Literary Touchstone Edition

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(477 reviews)

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

Oedipus the King (Plays for Performance Series)

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(14 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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Antigone: A New Translation

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(17 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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Literary Criticism

Antigone (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)

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Sophocles' Antigone ranks with his Oedipus Rex as one of world literature's most compelling dramas. The action is taut, and the characters embody universal tensions: the conflict of youth with age, male with female, the... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Antigone (Modern Plays)

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(6 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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Drama & Plays

Antigone: A Play (The Oedipus Cycle Book 3)

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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

Theban Plays (Hackett Classics)

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(49 reviews)

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... See More

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