The Theban Plays

by Sophocles

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The Theban Plays | 9780140440034 | Sophocles

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ISBN:9780140440034

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:31/12/1963 by Penguin Books Ltd

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King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone

Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty

The legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful trilogy about humanity’s struggle against fate. King Oedipus is the devastating portrayal of a ruler who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realize he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Oedipus at Colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while Antigone depicts the fall of the next generation, through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident of his own authority.

Translated with an Introduction by E. F. WATLING

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