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Oedipus the KingOedipus the King
Sophocles, Diskin Clay, Stephen Berg
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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 offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals. Under the general editorship of William Arrowsmith, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on difficult passages, ample stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical names and geographical references encountered in the dialogue. Sophocles' Oedipus the King paves the way as the first in the series to appear in paperback. In this highly-acclaimed translation of the greatest of all Greek tragedies, Stephen Berg--the well-known poet--and Diskin Clay--the distinguished classicist--combine their talents to offer the contemporary reader a dazzling version of Sophocles' timeless work. Emphasizing the intensity of the spoken language, they capture the unrelenting power of Sophoclean drama. No other English translation conveys the same terrifying emotional level, especially in the choral odes, the forceful descriptions of Jokasta's death, the blinding of Oedipus, and the final scene of desolation. Berg and Clay's translation--now available for the first time in paperback--both adheres strictly to the original meaning of the play and breathes new life into its language.
     

Complete Plays of SophoclesComplete Plays of Sophocles
Sophocles, Moses Hadas
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The greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles wrote over 120 plays,. Only the seven works in this volume have survived intact. From the complex drama of Antigone, the heroine willing to sacrifice life and love for a principle, to the mythic doom embodied by Oedipus, the uncommonly good man brought down by the gods, Sophocles possessed a tragic vision that, in Matthew Arnold's phrase, saw life steadily and saw it whole.
     

 
Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Euripides, SophoclesGreek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles
E.F. Watling, Philip Vellacott, Shomit Dutta
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Containing Aeschylus's Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Euripides' Medea, this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also includes extracts from Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs and a selection from Aristotle's Poetics. 352 pages, softcover.
     

 
Sophocles: The Complete PlaysSophocles: The Complete Plays
Sophocles
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This complete set of Sophocles plays includes the full texts of the seven extant plays of Sophocles with Paul Roche's revised and updated translations of the Oedipus cycle, as well as all-new translations of the remaining plays. 464 pages, softcover.
     

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone/Oedipus The King/Oedipus At ColonusThe Three Theban Plays: Antigone/Oedipus The King/Oedipus At Colonus
Sophocles
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Oedipus' doomed life-trying to avoid the curse he's been cursed to bear-towers over Greek tragedy. Translated with lucidity and power, the riddles of Oedipus are potent as they ever were in this collection of Sophocles' works. Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus, as well as introductions and essays on the text and translation, are included. 430 pages, softcover.
     

 

 
Oedipus Rex: Dover Thrift EditionsOedipus Rex: Dover Thrift Editions
Sophocles
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Oedipus Rex is one of the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Catastrophe ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies impact of agonizing events. Sophocles' finest play, Oedipus Rex ranks as a towering landmark of Western drama. Explanatory footnotes.
     

 
AntigoneAntigone
Sophocles
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The setting of the play is Thebes. Polynics, son of Oedipus, has led a rebellious army against his brother, Eteocles, ruler of Thebes. Both have died in single combat. When Creon, their uncle, assumes rule, he commands that the body of the rebel Polynics be left unburied and unmourned, and warns that anyone who tampers with his decree will be put to death.

Antigone, sister of Polynics, defies Creon's order and buries her brother, claiming that she honors first the laws of the gods. Enraged, Creon condemns her to be sealed in a cave and left to die. How the gods take their revenge on Creon provides the gripping denouncement to this compelling tragedy.
     


 
Electra and Other PlaysElectra and Other Plays
Sophocles
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This volume features four of Sophocles' plays, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother's lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of power and weakness vis-'vis the fall of the great hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and error of Heracles's deserted wife, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the conflict between physical force and moral strength.
     

 
Sacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles' AntigoneSacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles' Antigone
Seth Benardete
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This detailed commentary on the action and argument of Sophocles' Antigone is meant to be a reflection on and response to Hegel's interpretation in the Phenomenology (VI.A.a-b), and includes, in addition, two appendixes dealing with Aeschylus' Septem. It thus moves within the principles Hegel discovers in the play but reinserts them into the play as they show themselves across the eccentricities of its plot. Wherever plot and principles do not match, there is a glimmer of the argument: Haemon speaks up for the city and Tiresias for the divine law but neither for Antigone. The Chorus too in their inconsistent thoughtfulness have to be taken into account, and in particular how their understanding of the canniness of man reveals Antigone in their very failure to count her as a sign of man's uncanniness: She who is below the horizon of their awareness is at the heart of their speech.
     

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Oedipus the King, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
Oedipus the King, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12

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Oedipus the King, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12

Antigone, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12
Antigone, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12

Antigone, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
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