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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Publisher : Harcourt
  • Genre : Antigone (Greek mythology)
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 249 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 249 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.

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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.

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 : 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.

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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.

Download Sparknotes Book The Oedipus Plays: Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus Sparknotes Literature Guide PDF
  • Author : Sparknotes
  • Release Date : 2014-01-30
  • Publisher : Spark Notes
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 96 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781411469839

Download The Oedipus Plays: Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus Sparknotes Literature Guide by Sparknotes in PDF Full Free and published by Spark Notes. This book was released on 2014-01-30 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.

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 : 2017-09-27
  • Publisher :
  • Genre :
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 150 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781977713179

Download The Oedipus Cycle by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2017-09-27 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sophocles's classic cycle of his three Theban Plays telling the story of the dynasty of Oedipus and Antigone in Thebes of Ancient Greece.

Download Sophocles Book The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone PDF
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Publisher :
  • Genre :
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 212 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781481002189

Download The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2012-11-13 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone is a work by Sophoclesnow brought to you in this new edition of the timeless classic

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 57 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1504062833

Download Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 57 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ancient Greek tragedy about the exiled king’s final days—and the power struggle between his two sons. The second book in the trilogy that begins with Oedipus Rex and concludes with Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus is the story of an aged and blinded Oedipus anticipating his death as foretold by an earlier prophecy. Accompanied by his daughters, Antigone and Ismene, he takes up residence in the village of Colonus near Athens—where the locals fear his very presence will curse them. Nonetheless they allow him to stay, and Ismene informs him his sons are battling each other 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 is to prevail. Unfortunately, an old enemy has his own plans for the burial, in this heart-wrenching play about two generations plagued by misfortune from the world’s great ancient Greek tragedian.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 1949
  • Publisher :
  • Genre : Greek drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 249 Pages
  • ISBN 13 :

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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.

Download Sophocles Book The Three Theban Plays PDF
  • 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.

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  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2013-04-19
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 224 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780226311500

Download Sophocles I by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2013-04-19 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sophocles I contains the plays “Antigone,” translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff; “Oedipus the King,” translated by David Grene; and “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

Download Sophocles Book The Oedipus Cycle PDF
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 448 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0062132202

Download The Oedipus Cycle by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2012-02-28 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone—together known as The Oedipus Cycle. One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for nobility and greatness lead paradoxically to their own tragic downfalls. Portraying humankind at its worst and most fallible even while exploring the heights of virtue and honor, the plays shine a searing light upon questions of fate and free will, destiny and responsibility, hubris and humility, honor and obligation, and more. Robert Bagg’s timely translations allow the power and depth of Sophocles’s masterpieces to shine through clearly to readers today.

Download Sophocles Book The Theban Plays PDF
  • Author : Sophocles
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Genre : Drama
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 221 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780679431329

Download The Theban Plays by Sophocles in PDF Full Free and published by Everyman's Library. This book was released on 1994 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A translation of the three plays dealing with events in the Oedipodean family history.