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    DescriptionAntigone defending her integrity and ideals to the death, Oedipus questing for his identity and achieving immortality - these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' 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.


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    Title
    The Three Theban Plays
    Subtitle
    Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophocles, Translated by Robert Fagles, Introduction by Bernard Knox
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 294 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140444254
    ISBN 10: 0140444254
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD, DSG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ACD
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 630
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 882.01
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    DC22: 882/.01, 882.01
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PA4414.A2 F3 1984
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: PA4414.A2F
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 2ACD
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DD, DSBB
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, bibliography
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    31 May 1984
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sophocles was born in 496 BC. His long life spanned the rise and decline of the Athenian Empire. He wrote over a hundred plays, many of which are published as Penguin Classics, drawing on a wide and varied range of themes. E.F. Watling translated a range of Greek and Roman plays for Penguin, including the seven plays of Sophocles and the tragedies of Seneca.
    Back cover copy
    Three Theban Plays entitled Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus.