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The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the king / Oedipus at Colonus / Antigone
The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles Oedipus the king / Oedipus at Colonus / Antigone
Author: Sophocles, Paul Roche (Translator)
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--"Antigo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451628473
ISBN-10: 0451628470
Publication Date: 9/1/1958
Pages: 267
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Publisher: New Amer Library (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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This book contains: The Fall of the House of Oedipus; Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colunus, Antigone.

From the back cover:
Revising and updating his classic 1958 translation, Paul Roche, in vivid poetic language, captures the dramatic power and intensity, the subtleties of meaning, and the explosive emotions of Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. Here, for the modern reader, is the eloquent story of a noble family moving toward catastrophe, dragged down by pride from wealth and power, cursed with incest, suicide, and murder.


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