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.
The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C.
Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal familyAntigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonusare among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters.
This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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