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  1. Sophocles: The Complete Plays
    Sophocles: The Complete Plays
    Sophocles
    Signet Classics / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. Complete Plays of Sophocles
    Complete Plays of Sophocles
    Sophocles, Moses Hadas
    Random House / 1982 / Mass Paperback
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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.

  1. The Three Theban Plays: Antigone/Oedipus The King/Oedipus At Colonus
    The Three Theban Plays: Antigone/Oedipus The King/Oedipus At Colonus
    Sophocles
    Penguin Classics / 1984 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. The Theban Plays
    The Theban Plays
    Sophocles
    Penguin Books / 1950 / Trade Paperback
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Based on the legend of the royal house of Thebes, King Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are Sophocles's tragic masterpieces. This verse translation is supplemented by E.F. Watling's introduction, which places Sophocles in historical context, discusses the origins of the art of drama, and interprets each play in the Theban legend.

  1. The Theban Plays, Vol. 0000
    The Theban Plays, Vol. 0000
    Sophocles, Charles Segal, David Grene
    Random House / 1994 / Hardcover
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Antigone (442-441) is the tragedy of a woman ruled by conscience, who obeys unwritten law when it clashes with human law. King Oedipus (c. 425) is the story of a ruler brought down by his own oath, unknowingly in conflict with himself. Oedipus at Colonus, written late in Sophocles' life, is a fitting and profound conclusion, telling of the passing of the aged and self-blinded king.

  1. Oedipus Rex: Dover Thrift Editions
    Oedipus Rex: Dover Thrift Editions
    Sophocles
    Dover Publications / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. Oedipus Plays of Sophocles
    Oedipus Plays of Sophocles
    Paul Roche
    Plume / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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Paul Roche captures the dramatic power and intensity, the subtleties of meaning, and the explosive emotions of Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. In vivid, poetic language, he presents the timeless story of a noble family moving toward catastrophe, dragged down from wealth and power by pride, cursed with incest, suicide, and murder.

  1. Oedipus the King
    Oedipus the King
    Sophocles, Diskin Clay, Stephen Berg
    Oxford University Press / 1990 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. Electra and Other Plays
    Electra and Other Plays
    Sophocles
    Penguin Classics / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles
    Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles
    E.F. Watling, Philip Vellacott, Shomit Dutta
    Penguin Books / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. Antigone
    Antigone
    Sophocles
    Dover Publications / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. Sacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles' Antigone
    Sacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles' Antigone
    Seth Benardete
    St. Augustine's Press, Inc. / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. Women of Trachis
    Women of Trachis
    Sophocles, C.K. Williams, Gregory W. Dickerson
    Oxford University Press / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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Mutability; uncertainty; a universe of precipitous change: these themes are at the heart of Sophocles' tragic vision. But nowhere are they elaborated with more urgency than in Women of Trachis. There are no subtle shifts of Fortune's favors in this tragedy, only stunning and total reversals, a relentless spinning of her fickle wheel. Thesis moves to crushing antithesis with an unparalleled violence at the moment of transformation. Thought to have been written about 440 BC, midway through the poet's career, Women of Trachis has long suffered from neglect by scholars despite its sophistication and raw energy. This translation at last rescues the immense lyrical power and tragic grandeur of the play from obscurity, restoring the music of a poetry originally meant to be sung and danced collectively.

  1. The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus - eBookeBOOK
    The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus - eBook
    Sophocles
    Penguin Classics / 1984 / ePub
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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.

  1. Antigone, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12
    Antigone, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12
    Sophocles
    ECS Learning Systems, Inc. / Trade Paperback
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This teacher's guide accompanies the (not-included) classic Antigone by Sophocles, as well as the sold-separately Antigone Novel Units Student Packet.

Including a number of teacher's helps, exercises, discussion questions, assessment tools, graphic organizers, writing and art ideas, critical thinking challenges, extension activities, glossary and more, this book is a convenient guide to facilitating discussion. Background information includes a summary, information about the author, and ideas for initiating activity; the discussion questions follow the chapters in the book. Page numbers are included, which reference the edition quoted in the front cover. [Dover Thrift Edition, republished from a 1906 translation by Sir George Young]. Please note that the student packet includes the answers to the student book, not this teacher's edition. Paperback. Grades 7-8.

  1. Antigone, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
    Antigone, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
    Sophocles
    ECS Learning Systems, Inc. / Other, N/A
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The Novel Unit series is comprised of this Student Packet, and the sold-separately Antigone Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12; the book Antigone must be purchased separately.

A few pre-reading activities are included to gauge a student's familiarity with the context of the novel. Once the student has began reading the novel, vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, review and comprehension questions, quizzes, a final test, puzzles, project and essay ideas, and a line-listed answer key are included. Exercises help students focus on literary and character analysis, as well as critical thinking and comprehension skills. Student questions reference the edition quoted in the front cover [Dover Thrift Edition, republished from a 1906 translation by Sir George Young]. 40 reproducible for classroom use pages, softcover. Answers included. Grades 9-12.

  1. Oedipus the King, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
    Oedipus the King, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
    Sophocles
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The Novel Unit series is comprised of this Student Packet, and a sold-separately Oedipus the King Teacher's Guide; the work Oedipus the King must also be purchased separately. (This edition may not be the exact version used for page number reference in this book).

A few pre-reading activities are included to gauge a student's familiarity with the context of the novel. Once the student has began reading the novel, vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, review and comprehension questions, quizzes, a final test, puzzles, project and essay ideas, and a line-listed answer key are included. Exercises help students focus on literary and character analysis, as well as critical thinking and comprehension skills. Student questions reference the edition quoted in the front cover [Washington Square Press softcover published by Pocket Books. Translation, introduction and preface copyright 1987 by Bernard Knox]. 40 reproducible for classroom use pages, softcover. Grades 9-12.