The Theban Plays: "Antigone", "King Oidepous", "Oidipous at Colonus"

The Theban Plays: "Antigone", "King Oidepous", "Oidipous at Colonus" : Antigone, King Oidipous and Oidipous at Colonus

By (author) Sophocles , Edited and translated by Ruby Blondell


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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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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.5 x 15.2mm | 317.52g
  • 01 Dec 2002
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1585100374
  • 9781585100378
  • 1,264,737

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Author Information

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.

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