The Theban Plays
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 26 April 1973
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Genre : Drama
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 13 : 9780141905648
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  • File Size : 47,8 Mb
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The Theban Plays PDF Summary

King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty The legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful trilogy about humanity's struggle against fate. King Oedipus is the devastating portrayal of a ruler who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realize he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Oedipus at Colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while Antigone depicts the fall of the next generation, through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident of his own authority. Translated with an Introduction by E. F. WATLING

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King

Author : Sophocles
Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
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