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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.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2013-04-19
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226311531

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Sophocles I: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, written by legendary author Sophocles, is widely considered to be among the greatest classic texts of all time. These great classics will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Sophocles I: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, these gems by Sophocles are highly recommended. Published by Classic Books International and beautifully produced, Sophocles I: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

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Genre: Antigone (Greek mythology)
Author: Sophocles
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Release: 2010-05-06
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 145284173X

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Genre: English drama
Author: David Grene
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Release: 1941
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:2500897

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Genre: Greek drama (Tragedy)
Author: Sophocles
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Release: 1871
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:N12136982

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V. 1. Aeschylus I: Agamemnon. The libation bearers. The Eumenides. Prometheus bound. --v. 3. Sophocles I: Oedipus the King. Oedipus at Colonus. Antigone. --v. 4. Sophocles II: Ajax. The women of Trachis. Electra. Philoctetes.--v. 5. Euripides I: Alcestis. The Medea. The Heracleidae. Hippolytus. The cyclops. Heracles. Iphigenia in Tauris.--v. 6. Euripides II: Helen. Hecuba. Andromache. The Trojan women. Ion. Rhesus. The suppliant women.--v. 7. Euripides III: Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phonecian women. The Bacchae.

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Genre: Greek drama (Tragedy)
Author: David Grene
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Release: 1960
File: Pages
ISBN-13: LCCN:60052061

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Author: Sophocles
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Release: 1954
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1055008018

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Genre: Greek drama (Tragedy)
Author: Sophocles
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File: 483 Pages
ISBN-13: 0674995570

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Oedipus the King is the best-known play we have from the pen of Sophocles and was recognized as a masterpiece in Aristotle's Poetics, which cites the play more often than any other as an example of how to write tragedy. The principal character is the king of a city ravaged by a mysterious plague, who consults Apollo at Delphi and is told that the plague will end only when those who killed the previous king, Laius, are found and punished. He launches an investigation, in the course of which he learns not only that he is himself the killer, but that Laius was his father and Laius' widow, whom he married, his own mother. As a result of this revelation Oedipus changes from being a respected king and conscientious investigator into a polluted and self-blinded outcast. This volume presents a highly-polished English verse translation of Sophocles' powerful play which renders both the beauty of his language and the horror of the events being dramatized. A detailed introduction and notes clearly elucidate how the plot is constructed and the meaning this construction implies, as well as how Sophocles ably concealed the fact that his characters act in ways which differ from what we expect in real life. It also addresses influential misinterpretations, thereby offering an accessible and authoritative introduction to the play that will be of benefit to a wide range of readers.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: David Kovacs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2020-03-31
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780192597113

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Sophocles: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1996, contains a diverse collection of reflection, ranging from the 16th century to the 20th, on one of the three great Attic tragedians, the author of perhaps the most famous play of all time. With the entire notion of ‘Western culture’ under duress, the need to establish continuity from antiquity to modernity is as pressing as ever. Each essay, selected by Professor Dawe, explores a theme or concept derived from the tragic vision of the Sophoclean universe which is still of relevance today. An enormous range of topics is investigated, in a variety of modes and styles: the linguistic challenges of translation, the psychology of Sigmund Freud, Enlightenment critiques, the history of performance conventions, dramatic structure and technique, and issues facing the modern director. Overall, Professor Dawe offers a staggering selection of responses, which cumulatively demonstrate the continuing importance and fascination of Sophocles’ legacy.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Roger Dawe
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-02-04
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317749509

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