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Theban Plays, The
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THEBAN PLAYS, THE

PAPERBACK BY SOPHOCLES; WATLING, E.F.; WATLING, E.F.

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ISBN
9780140440034
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PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
30 JUN 1950

DESCRIPTION

The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle aginst fate.KING OEDIPUS tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he doesn't realise he has committed, and then inflicts a brutal punishment on himself. It is a devastating portrayl of a ruler brought down by his own oath. 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 in his own authority.

CONTENTS

The Theban legend; King Oedipus ; the legend continued; Oedipus at Colonus ; the legend continued; Antigone ; notes to King Oedipus ; notes to Oedipus at Colonus ; notes to Antigone .