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  1. Sophocles: The Complete Plays
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    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. The Three Theban Plays: Antigone/Oedipus The King/Oedipus At Colonus
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    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
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    Sophocles
    Penguin Random House / 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
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    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
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    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
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    Paul Roche
    Luciano's Gifts / 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
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    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
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    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
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    E.F. Watling, Philip Vellacott, Shomit Dutta
    Penguin Random House / 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
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    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. Women of Trachis
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    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 - eBookThis product is an eBook
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    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.