The Theban Plays

Sophocles (Author) E.F. Watling (Translator)
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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

Product Details

Price
£7.99  £7.43
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
31 December 1963
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140440034
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