Download Sophocles Book The Oedipus Cycle PDF
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Publisher : Harcourt
  • Genre : Antigone (Greek mythology)
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 268 Pages
  • ISBN 13 :

Download The Oedipus Cycle by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Harcourt. This book was released on 1977 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These English versions of Sophocles' trilogy were composed specifically for a modern audience by two gifted poets and Hellenists. Their aim was to recapture the directness and simplicity as well as the concentrated richness of the poetry of Sophcles; they wished at the same time to make their verse renderings of the plays "clear and credible in English" and actable as well as readable. The critical acclaim with which these versions have been received both in the United States and in Great Britain indicates that Mr. Fitts and Mr. Fitzgerald have achieved their aim.

Download Sophocles Book Sophocles, the Oedipus Cycle PDF
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2002-11
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 272 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780156027649

Download Sophocles, the Oedipus Cycle by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Mariner Books. This book was released on 2002-11 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English versions of Sophocles' three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2006-06-23
  • Publisher : Dover Publications
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 176 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780486450490

Download The Theban Plays by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Dover Publications. This book was released on 2006-06-23 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The stirring tale of a legendary royal family's fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Sophocles' three-play cycle, chronicling Oedipus's search for the truth and its tragic results, remains essential reading for English and classical studies majors as well as for all students of Western civilization. Oedipus Rex unfolds amid a city in the relentless grip of a plague. When an oracle proclaims that only an act of vengeance will lift the curse from Thebes, King Oedipus vows to bring a murderer to justice. His quest engenders a series of keen dramatic ironies, culminating in the fulfillment of a dreaded prophecy. Oedipus at Colonus finds the former ruler in exile. Old and blind, he seeks a peaceful place to end his torment, but finds only challenges from his reluctant hosts and a summons back to Thebes from his warring sons. The trilogy concludes with Antigone, in which Oedipus's courageous daughter defies her tyrannical uncle in a provocative exploration of the demands of loyalty and duty.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2016-08-21
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Genre :
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 112 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781537062877

Download Sophocles, the Oedipus Cycle by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-08-21 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sophocles is one of three ancient & medieval Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first classical & medieval drama & plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or relatively close to those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote 120 classical & medieval plays during the course of his lifetime, but only seven have survived in a complete form. Three of those seven surviving drama & plays are included in this anthology edition; Oedipus Rex which is the latin title for Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. In the Greek tragedy drama & play Oedipus Rex, the story of Oedipus is told, a man who becomes the king of Thebes, while unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father, Laius, and marry his mother, Jocasta. The drama & play Oedipus at Colonus describes the end of Oedipus' tragic life. The Greek tragedy Antigone is the third of the three ancient & classical Theban dramas & plays. In this ancient & classical play, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes' civil war die fighting each other for the throne. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has decided that Eteocles will be honored and Polyneices will be in public shame. The rebel brother's body will not be sanctified by holy rites, and will lie unburied on the battlefield. Antigone and Ismene are the sisters of the dead Polyneices and Eteocles. Antigone wants to bury Polyneices' body, in defiance of Creon's edict. Ismene refuses to help her, fearing execution, but she is unable to stop Antigone from going to bury her brother herself. Sophocles' work is considered literature & fiction classics in the Greek dramas & plays genre and is often required textbook reading in the following disciplines; English, literature & fiction, Ancient & Medieval Literature, ancient & classical, dramas & plays, Greek tragedy, and world literature. This anthology edition, conveniently packages three of Sophocles' seven surviving plays.

Download Sophocles Book The Oedipus Cycle: An English Version: Oedipus Rex/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone PDF
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2002-11-01
  • Publisher :
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780812494051

Download The Oedipus Cycle: An English Version: Oedipus Rex/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2002-11-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English versions of Sophocles' three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2015-02-06
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 252 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781507878057

Download The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2015-02-06 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theban plays The Theban plays consist of three plays: Oedipus the King (also called Oedipus Tyrannus or by its Latin title Oedipus Rex), Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone. All three plays concern the fate of Thebes during and after the reign of King Oedipus. They have often been published under a single cover. Sophocles, however, wrote the three plays for separate festival competitions, many years apart. Not only are the Theban plays not a true trilogy (three plays presented as a continuous narrative) but they are not even an intentional series and contain some inconsistencies among them. He also wrote other plays having to do with Thebes, such as the Epigoni, of which only fragments have survived. Subjects Each of the plays relates to the tale of the mythological Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother without knowledge that they were his parents. His family is fated to be doomed for three generations. In Oedipus the King, Oedipus is the protagonist. Oedipus' infanticide is planned by his parents, Laius and Jocasta, to avert him fulfilling a prophecy; in truth, the servant entrusted with the infanticide passes the infant on through a series of intermediaries to a childless couple, who adopt him not knowing his history. Oedipus eventually learns of the Delphic Oracle's prophecy of him, that he would kill his father and marry his mother; Oedipus attempts to flee his fate without harming his parents (at this point, he does not know that he is adopted). Oedipus meets a man at a crossroads accompanied by servants; Oedipus and the man fought, and Oedipus killed the man. (This man was his father, Laius, not that anyone apart from the gods knew this at the time). He becomes the ruler of Thebes after solving the riddle of the sphinx and in the process, marries the widowed Queen, his mother Jocasta. Thus the stage is set for horror. When the truth comes out, following from another true but confusing prophecy from Delphi, Jocasta commits suicide, Oedipus blinds himself and leaves Thebes, and the children are left to sort out the consequences themselves (which provides the grounds for the later parts of the cycle of plays). In Oedipus at Colonus, the banished Oedipus and his daughter Antigone arrive at the town of Colonus where they encounter Theseus, King of Athens. Oedipus dies and strife begins between his sons Polyneices and Eteocles. In Antigone, the protagonist is Oedipus' daughter, Antigone. She is faced with the choice of allowing her brother Polyneices' body to remain unburied, outside the city walls, exposed to the ravages of wild animals, or to bury him and face death. The king of the land, Creon, has forbidden the burial of Polyneices for he was a traitor to the city. Antigone decides to bury his body and face the consequences of her actions. Creon sentences her to death. Eventually, Creon is convinced to free Antigone from her punishment, but his decision comes too late and Antigone commits suicide. Her suicide triggers the suicide of two others close to King Creon: his son, Haemon, who was to wed Antigone, and his wife, Eurydice, who commits suicide after losing her only surviving son.

Download Sophocles Book Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King) [Translated by E. H. Plumptre with an Introduction by John Williams White] PDF
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2016-05
  • Publisher :
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 66 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781420953466

Download Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King) [Translated by E. H. Plumptre with an Introduction by John Williams White] by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2016-05 with total page 66 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second Theban play written by Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex," or "Oedipus the King," is the drama which chronologically begins the Oedipus cycle. After Laius, King of Thebes, learns from an oracle that he is doomed to perish by the hand of his own son, he binds the feet of his newborn child and orders his wife Jocasta to kill the infant. Unable to kill her own child, Jocasta entrusts a servant with the task instead, who takes the baby to a mountaintop to die of exposure. A passing shepherd rescues the baby and names it Oedipus, or "swollen feet," taking it with him to Corinth where it is raised by the childless King Polybus as if it were his own. When Oedipus hears a rumor that he is not the biological son of Polybus, he seeks the counsel of the Oracle of Delphi who relates to him the prophecy of patricide. Still believing that Polybus is his father he flees Corinth thus initiating a series of events that would fulfill that which the oracle has prophesied. "Oedipus Rex," along with its Theban counterparts, "Oedipus at Colonus," and "Antigone," established Sophocles as one of the most renowned dramatists of his era. This edition follows the translation of E. H. Plumptre, includes an introduction by John Williams White, and is printed on premium acid-free paper.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2021-09-15
  • Publisher :
  • Genre :
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 48 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781420976021

Download Oedipus Rex by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2021-09-15 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second Theban play written by Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex", or "Oedipus the King", is the drama which chronologically begins the Oedipus cycle. After Laius, King of Thebes, learns from an oracle that he is doomed to perish by the hand of his own son, he binds the feet of his newborn child and orders his wife Jocasta to kill the infant. Unable to kill her own child, Jocasta entrusts a servant with the task instead, who takes the baby to a mountaintop to die of exposure. A passing shepherd rescues the baby and names it Oedipus, or "swollen feet", taking it with him to Corinth where it is raised by the childless King Polybus as if it were his own. When Oedipus hears a rumor that he is not the biological son of Polybus, he seeks the counsel of the Oracle of Delphi who relates to him the prophecy of patricide. Still believing that Polybus is his father he flees Corinth thus initiating a series of events that would fulfill that which the oracle has prophesied. "Oedipus Rex," along with its Theban counterparts, "Oedipus at Colonus", and "Antigone", established Sophocles as one of the most renowned dramatists of his era. This edition follows the translation of E. H. Plumptre and is printed on premium acid-free paper.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 1950-06-30
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 180 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780140440034

Download The Theban Plays by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1950-06-30 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘O Light! May I never look on you again, Revealed as I am, sinful in my begetting, Sinful in marriage, sinful in shedding of blood!’ The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles (496–406 BC) to create a powerful trilogy of mankind’s struggle against fate. King Oedipus tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realise he has committed, and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. With profound insights into the human condition, it is a devastating portrayal of a ruler brought down by his own oath. 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 in his own authority. E. F. Watling’s masterful translation is accompanied by an introduction, which examines the central themes of the plays, the role of the Chorus, and the traditions and staging of Greek tragedy. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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.

Download Sophocles Book The Oedipus Cycle PDF
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 448 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062119995

Download The Oedipus Cycle by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 2012-02-28 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most celebrated plays of ancient Athens in vibrant new translations by award-winning poet Robert Bagg Sophocles' three great masterpieces, gathered here in one volume, dramatize the inexplicable animosity directed at three generations of Thebes' royal family by Apollo, the inscrutable god who terrifies and deceives his victims into acts of incest, betrayal, and kin murder. These fifth-century BCE family dramas—Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone—are fraught with horrific crises, confrontations, and excruciating choices, all of which still rivet theatergoers and readers in the twenty-first century. Bagg's translations are modern in idiom while faithful to the Greek. They preserve the complexity of Sophocles' characters and their dialogue (whether searingly raw, subtly inflected, or infused with humor) and render Sophocles' choral odes in resonant poetry. The three plays of The Oedipus Cycle, already proven stageworthy, refresh and clarify Sophocles' narratives for a new generation about to discover timeless sources of pleasure and illumination in classical Greek drama.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 0 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0451531531

Download Sophocles: The Complete Plays by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-05-04 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With new translations and a new afterword The full texts of the seven extant plays of Sophocles with Paul Roche's revised and updated translations of the Oedipus cycle, and all-new translations of the remaining plays.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 151 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1504065255

Download The Oedipus Cycle by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The doomed king of Thebes brings shame on his family in this iconic three-play cycle of ancient Greek literature, a foundational work of Western drama. Oedipus Rex: As a young man, Oedipus was told of a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. Fleeing his home to escape his destiny, he becomes the king of Thebes by marrying the former king’s widow. But now Thebes is cursed until Oedipus discovers who killed his predecessor—a mystery that will lead him to his own doom. Oedipus at Colonus: Blind and exiled from his own country, Oedipus takes up residence in Colonus while his two sons battle for the throne of Thebes. An oracle has pronounced that the location of their disgraced father’s final resting place will determine which of them will win. But an old enemy has his own plans for the burial. Antigone: The war is over and Thebes’s ruler, Creon, decrees that the body of Polynices—Oedipus’s son—is not to be buried. But Antigone, the late warrior’s sister, answers to a higher authority. When she breaks the law to bury her brother with proper rites, her act of civil disobedience will unleash great upheaval.

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  • Author : Marinos Yeroulanos
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 920 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1786720493

Download A Dictionary of Classical Greek Quotations by Marinos Yeroulanos in PDF Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-06-30 with total page 920 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Only god is truly wise: human wisdom is of little or no value', declaimed Plato in his Apology. And yet the ancient Greeks, including Plato himself, more than any other people of antiquity were fascinated by the pursuit of the wisdom they called philosophia. That search for knowledge involved an extensive use of maxims and quotations, as we can see from those expressions of Homer prefaced by the phrase 'as people say'. Classical Greek lore and sagacity have throughout history continued to provide inspiration to figures as diverse as the Church Fathers, Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Marx and John F Kennedy. Indeed, Homer, the Seven Sages and the Pre-Socratic philosophers are still extensively quoted in all the major western languages, while the admired sayings of Heraclitus, for instance, are known only through his quotations, his actual writings having long been lost. Yet for all their popularity and ubiquity, until now there has been no single resource for these quotations to which interested readers might turn. This unique and handsome reference book offers one of the most comprehensive selections of Greek quotations ever committed to print. Organised alphabetically, with the original Greek followed by an accompanying English translation, it collects some 7500 entries, ranging from the archaic period to late antiquity, and across philosophy, drama, poetry, history, science and medicine. Containing a full list of translators and of abbreviations, its index of key words enables the fast and efficient sourcing of each entry. This is a handbook designed for years of pleasurable and profitable browsing. Many readers may find that the views expressed twenty centuries ago, and now helpfully contained between one set of covers, are as pertinent and provocative today as they were then.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2014-02-15
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 216 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0801468892

Download The Theban Plays by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2014-02-15 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The timeless Theban tragedies of Sophocles—Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone—have fascinated and moved audiences and readers across the ages with their haunting plots and their unforgettable heroes and heroines. Now, following the best texts faithfully, and translating the key moral, religious, and political terminology of the plays accurately and consistently, Peter J. Ahrensdorf and Thomas L. Pangle allow contemporary readers to study the most literally exact reproductions of precisely what Sophocles wrote, rendered in readily comprehensible English. These translations enable readers to engage the Theban plays of Sophocles in their full, authentic complexity, and to study with precision the plays’ profound and enduring human questions. In the preface, notes to the plays, and introductions, Ahrensdorf and Pangle supply critical historical, mythic, and linguistic background information, and highlight the moral, religious, political, philosophic, and psychological questions at the heart of each of the plays. Even readers unfamiliar with Greek drama will find what they need to experience, reflect on, and enjoy these towering works of classical literature.

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  • Author : Tina Chanter
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 336 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1438452934

Download The Returns of Antigone by Tina Chanter in PDF Full Free and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature. Despite a venerable tradition of thinkers having declared the death of tragedy, Antigone lives on. Disguised in myriad national costumes, invited to a multiplicity of international venues, inspiring any number of political protests, Antigone transmits her energy through the ages and across the continents in an astoundingly diverse set of contexts. She continues to haunt dramatists, artists, performers, and political activists all over the world. This cutting-edge, interdisciplinary collection explores how and why, with essays ranging from philosophical, literary, and political investigations to queer theory, race theory, and artistic appropriations of the play. It also establishes an international scope for its considerations by including assessments of Latin American and African appropriations of the play alongside European receptions of the play.

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  • Author : Marlin Roehl
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Genre : Education
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 162 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1525546236

Download Life, Liberty, and Happiness by Marlin Roehl in PDF Full Free and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2019-12-03 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Greek drama is as relevant today as ever—it is high energy and archetypal. Dramatic arts motivate and engage students kinaesthetically, visually, and linguistically, and Greek drama provides a rich framework for language arts and comparative literary studies. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex correlates nicely with Plato’s epistemological guidance in the art and discipline of thought and self-study. Life, Liberty, and Happiness: Oedipus Rex and Plato at the Crossroads provides multifaceted, mirror studies of the Self that illustrate the Greek genius for ethical agency and remind readers that in the end, character is the greatest art form. Here and there cross-cultural references evoke and develop themes about the overarching unity of humanity and the virtues of democracy. In addition to literary and philosophical analyses, background information and diverse classroom lessons are included.

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  • Author :
  • Release Date : 1971-07
  • Publisher :
  • Genre : Paperbacks
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 2022 Pages
  • ISBN 13 :

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