- Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
- Format: Paperback | 248 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 15mm | 318g
- Publication date: 1 December 2002
- Publication City/Country: USA
- ISBN 10: 1585100374
- ISBN 13: 9781585100378
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Sales rank: 1,250,524
This anthology includes English translations of three plays of Sophocles' Oidipous Cycle: Antigone, King Oidipous, and Oidipous at Colonus. The trilogy includes an introductory essay on Sophocles life, ancient theatre, and the mythic and religious background of the plays. Each of these plays is available from Focus in a single play edition. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
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Ruby Blondell is Professor of Classics at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has published widely on Greek literature and philosophy, and the reception of myth in popular culture. Her books include "The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues" (Cambridge 2002); "Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides" (co-authored) (Routledge 1999); "Helping Friends and Harming Enemies. A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics" (Cambridge 1989).
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The three best known of Sophocles' plays in a readable translation, designed specifically for college courses in Classics, Classical tradition and Greek theater.