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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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The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation

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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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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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Arts & Photography

Oedipus the King: A New Translation

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Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus the King is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by... 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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Drama & Plays

Oedipus the King

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Available for the first time as an independent work, David Grene's legendary translation of Oedipus the King renders Sophocles' Greek into cogent, vivid, and poetic English for a new generation to savor. Over the years... See More

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Drama & Plays

Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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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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Drama & Plays

Philoctetes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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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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Drama & Plays

Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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

Five Great Greek Tragedies (Dover Thrift Editions)

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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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Literature & Fiction

Five Great Greek Tragedies (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Five of the greatest, most studied, and most performed Greek tragedies, each in an outstanding translation, include Oedipus Rex and Electra by Sophocles (translated by George Young), in which the much-admired playwright... See More

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Literature & Fiction

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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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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Literature & Fiction

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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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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Literature & Fiction

Theban Plays (Hackett Classics)

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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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Classics

Electra

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Electra is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians (Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides) whose plays have survived. Translated by R. C. Jebb See More

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Drama & Plays

Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

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(58 reviews)

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... See More

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