The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 7, 1984 - Drama - 432 pages
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The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C.

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.

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User Review  - Matthew M. Paperchase - Borders

Timeless tales form the ancient world. "Antigone" tells the tale of family honor above all else. in "Oedipus the King" is simply the story of fate and free will....and realizing that we can't escape ... Read full review

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User Review  - jburlinson - LibraryThing

If I've learned anything about how to approach an anthology edited by Patricia Craig, I've learned not to read sequentially -- unless she sticks to a strict chronological order. Left to her own ... Read full review

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Translator ROBERT FAGLE is chairman of the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University.

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