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Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2002
File: 257 Pages
ISBN-13: 015602764X

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The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2012-12-18
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451686043

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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.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2012-02-28
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062132208

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The second Theban play written by Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex," or "Oedipus the King," is the drama which chronologically begins the Oedipus cycle. After Laius, King of Thebes, learns from an oracle that he is doomed to perish by the hand of his own son, he binds the feet of his newborn child and orders his wife Jocasta to kill the infant. Unable to kill her own child, Jocasta entrusts a servant with the task instead, who takes the baby to a mountaintop to die of exposure. A passing shepherd rescues the baby and names it Oedipus, or "swollen feet," taking it with him to Corinth where it is raised by the childless King Polybus as if it were his own. When Oedipus hears a rumor that he is not the biological son of Polybus, he seeks the counsel of the Oracle of Delphi who relates to him the prophecy of patricide. Still believing that Polybus is his father he flees Corinth thus initiating a series of events that would fulfill that which the oracle has prophesied. "Oedipus Rex," along with its Theban counterparts, "Oedipus at Colonus," and "Antigone," established Sophocles as one of the most renowned dramatists of his era. This edition follows the translation of E. H. Plumptre, includes an introduction by John Williams White, and is printed on premium acid-free paper.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Sophocles
Publisher:
Release: 2016-05
File: 66 Pages
ISBN-13: 142095346X

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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.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release: 2020-05-05
File: 57 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781504062831

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"This Dover edition, first published in 2006, contains the unabridged republication of the plays ... from the volume The dramas of Sophocles rendered in English verse dramatic & lyric by Sir George Young, as published by J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., London, in 1906"--T.p. verso.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2006-06-23
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486450490

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Release: 1982
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:59035608

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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

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Genre: Drama
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 1973-04-26
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780141905648

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Author: Sophocles
Publisher:
Release: 1949
File: 249 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1086649827

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

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Genre: Drama
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2006-07-27
File: 214 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780521851770

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