The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays

Antigone ; Oedipus the King ; Oedipus at Colonus

Book - 1984
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Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--Are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English.
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1984
Copyright Date: ©1984
ISBN: 9780140444254
Branch Call Number: 882.01 S712tf 1984
Characteristics: 430 pages : genealogical table ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Fagles, Robert
Knox, Bernard 1914-2010


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Oct 12, 2012

great book, very easy and fast read. Great action and dialogue. Only gripe is that Antigone comes first instead of last like its supposed to but I just read it in order any ways.


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