Filled with passionate speeches and sensitive probing of moral and philosophical issues, this powerful drama reveals the grim fate that befalls the children of Oedipus. When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death. How the gods take their revenge on Creon provides the gripping denouement to this compelling tragedy, still one of the most frequently performed of classical Greek dramas. Footnotes.
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I thought this book was both well-written and well-translated. I really got into the story and could relate very well to the characters. Althoug some parts were harder to understand, they made sense after I read them two or three times.
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That the National Theatre's production of this 1986 translation would coincide with my trip to London was like a boon from Zeus. This same translation was the basis of the leaden, overly stylized BBC ... Read full review
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