The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle
Author: Sophocles,Dudley Fitts,Robert Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Harcourt
Total Pages: 249
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105000457825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oedipus Cycle Book Review:

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.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2018-11-10
ISBN 10: 9780353264106
ISBN 13: 0353264105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oedipus the King Book Review:

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Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1504062825
ISBN 13: 9781504062824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oedipus Rex Book Review:

A king tries in vain to avert a horrific fate in this epic tragedy, widely considered a masterpiece. Oedipus was warned that his destiny is for him to kill his father and marry his mother. So he fled his home and has now become the king of Thebes, taking the throne after the death of its previous occupant, Laius, and marrying his widow, Jocasta. But just as Laius long ago labored to defy a prophecy and ultimately failed, so will Oedipus, in this masterpiece by the great tragedian of ancient Greece.

The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780062119995
ISBN 13: 0062119990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oedipus Cycle Book Review:

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.

Sophocles Oedipus Rex

Sophocles  Oedipus Rex
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2006-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780521617352
ISBN 13: 0521617359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophocles Oedipus Rex Book Review:

'Sophocles ... created a masterpiece that in the eyes of posterity has overshadowed every other achievement in the field of ancient drama ...' With these words Dr Dawe sets out the importance of Oedipus Rex. He investigates why it has for so long fascinated the human mind, devoting his introduction to an examination of the story and to the technique employed by Sophocles to unfold the plot. In this revised edition he also argues for the spurious nature of the play's ending. As with the first edition, the commentary deals authoritatively with problems of language and expression, but is enhanced by reflections on the text developed in the twenty years since the publication of that first edition. Written for classical scholars and students, this is a welcome revised edition of a bestselling text.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2009-03-20
ISBN 10: 0801895413
ISBN 13: 9780801895418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theban Plays Book Review:

This elegant and uncommonly readable translation will make these seminal Greek tragedies accessible to a new generation of readers.

The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 0062132202
ISBN 13: 9780062132208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oedipus Cycle Book Review:

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.

Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 0486268772
ISBN 13: 9780486268774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oedipus Rex Book Review:

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. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Sophocles the Oedipus Cycle

Sophocles  the Oedipus Cycle
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-08-21
ISBN 10: 9781537062877
ISBN 13: 1537062875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophocles the Oedipus Cycle Book Review:

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.

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2015-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781512163469
ISBN 13: 1512163465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oedipus at Colonus Book Review:

"Oedipus at Colonus" from Sophocles. Greek tragedians (497 BC - 406 BC).

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1973-04-26
ISBN 10: 0141905646
ISBN 13: 9780141905648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theban Plays Book Review:

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

Sophocles Oedipus Rex

Sophocles  Oedipus Rex
Author: Sophocles,R. D. Dawe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2006-07-27
ISBN 10: 0521851777
ISBN 13: 9780521851770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophocles Oedipus Rex Book Review:

A revised edition of the bestselling commentary on this most important of ancient plays.

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1504062833
ISBN 13: 9781504062831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oedipus at Colonus Book Review:

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.

The Oedipus Cycle An English Version Oedipus Rex Oedipus at Colonus Antigone

The Oedipus Cycle  An English Version  Oedipus Rex Oedipus at Colonus Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780812494051
ISBN 13: 0812494059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oedipus Cycle An English Version Oedipus Rex Oedipus at Colonus Antigone Book Review:

English versions of Sophocles' three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index.

The Sophocles the Oedipus Cycle

The Sophocles  the Oedipus Cycle
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Everbind
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780784816219
ISBN 13: 0784816212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sophocles the Oedipus Cycle Book Review:

Fitts & Fitzgerald Translation; Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus Rex, and Antigone: together recount the downfall of Oedipus, king of Thebes, his death in exile, and the action carried out after his death by his daughter Antigone.

Antigone

Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 59
Release: 1888
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556038159109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 1504065255
ISBN 13: 9781504065252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oedipus Cycle Book Review:

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.

Medea

Medea
Author: Euripides
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2013-05
ISBN 10: 1291420231
ISBN 13: 9781291420234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medea Book Review:

A tale of infidelity, child murder add self destruction. A tragedy for today, as for the audiences of the Athens of the the fifth century BC CALLENDER CLASSICAL TEXTS

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Dover Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2006-06-23
ISBN 10: 9780486450490
ISBN 13: 048645049X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theban Plays Book Review:

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.

Oedipus King of Thebes

Oedipus  King of Thebes
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Ams PressInc
Total Pages: 84
Release: 1715
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:14845073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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