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📒What Really Goes On In Sophocles Theban Plays ✍ Charles B. Daniels
✏What Really Goes on in Sophocles Theban Plays Book Summary : This book examines the plots of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone as parts of separate and then connected stories. These stories expose hidden sides of the characters of the three main protagonists, Oedipus, Creon, and Antigone, and, in turn, cast new light upon the events we see play out on stage. Contents: Oedipus Rex: Chronology of Events; Investigative Talents; Public Posturing; Character Flaws; Some Answers to Earlier Questions; Other Views; Oedipus at Colonus; PART I: Chronology of Events; Introductory Remarks; What Happens to Oedipus; Antigone: Chronology of Events; Introductory Remarks; Burials; Creon in Antigone; Antigone in Antigone; A Lesson in Honoring Tradition and the Gods; Oedipus at Colonus: PART II: Appendix; Bibliography; Index; Index of Translated Passages.
📒Three Theban Plays ✍ Sophocles
✏Three Theban Plays Book Summary : The story of Oedipus has captured the human imagination as few others. It is the story of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, a man who by a cruel irony brings these things to pass by his very efforts to avoid them. But these plays are not about fate, and not about irony. They are about character, choice and consequence. In Antigone we see a woman who will defy human law, and die for it, rather than transgress the eternal, unwritten laws of the gods. Oedipus the Tyrant is the story of a ruler destroyed by those qualities - pride, determination and belief in his own abilities - which made him ruler in the first place. Finally, in Oedipus at Colonus, written late in Sophocles' life, the aged and blinded king achieves a personal reconciliation, but at a cost - a son who will die in battle against his country, and a daughter who will die burying her brother.
📒The Theban Plays ✍ Sophocles
✏The Theban Plays Book Summary : This elegant and uncommonly readable translation will make these seminal Greek tragedies accessible to a new generation of readers.
📒The Three Theban Plays ✍ Sophocles
✏The Three Theban Plays Book Summary : The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's 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. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
📒Theban Plays ✍ Sophocles
✏Theban Plays Book Summary : This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus (2000) along with Woodruff's Antigone (2001) and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck. Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the Greek with concision, clarity, and powerful, hard-edged speech. Each play features foot-of-the-page notes, stage directions, and line numbers to the Greek. Woodruff's Introduction discusses the playwright, Athenian theatre and performance, the composition of the plays, and the plots and characters of each; it also offers thoughtful reflections on major critical interpretations of these plays.
📒Sophocles ✍ Sophocles
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📒Oedipus The King In Plain And Simple English ✍ Sophocles
✏Oedipus the King In Plain and Simple English Book Summary : Sophocles was the Aaron Spelling of ancient Greek world--his plays had all the makings of a modern soap! But archaic translations of his ancient work make it almost impossible to see any of the Melrose Place-like plots! BookCaps can help readers who have struggled in the past with Sophocles classic plays with this modern retelling. Oedipus the King, also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. This play is also available as a collection in “The Oedipus Trilogy In Plain and Simple English." The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.
📒The Burial At Thebes ✍ Sophocles
✏The Burial at Thebes Book Summary : Sophocles' play, first staged in the fifth century B.C., stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone defies his order, believing it her duty to bury all of her close kin. Enraged, Creon condemns her to death, and his soldiers wall her up in a tomb. While Creon eventually agrees to Antigone's release, it is too late: She takes her own life, initiating a tragic repetition of events in her family's history. In this outstanding new translation, commissioned by Ireland's renowned Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary, Seamus Heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, and inks it with his own modern and masterly touch.
📒Drama Philosophy Politics In Ancient Greece Contexts And Receptions Ebook ✍ Montserrat Reig & Xavier Riu
✏Drama Philosophy Politics in Ancient Greece Contexts and Receptions eBook Book Summary : This book is focused mainly, though not exclusively, on ancient Greek drama. It aims at examining the integration of various kinds of texts in the society and the whole body of discourses of their time, as well as in the previous and later tradition. Each chapter analyses one particular case of such integrations and is a sample of the new ways to explore the relationship between texts and literary genres. On the whole the book shows why we need to find more complex ways to describe the relationship between texts and genres in ancient Greece, and to refine the distinction between the various periods of ancient Greek culture. ; Aquest llibre se centra principalment però no en exclusiva en el teatre grec antic, per tal d’examinar com s’insereixen determinats textos en la societat i en el conjunt dels discursos del seu temps, així com en la tradició anterior i posterior. Cada capítol analitza un cas d’aquestes diverses insercions i és una mostra de les noves maneres d’enfocar la relació entre textos i gèneres literaris. En conjunt el llibre explica per què avui dia necessitem dibuixar un quadre molt més complex de les relacions entre els gèneres i afinar la distinció entre els diversos períodes de la història de la cultura grega.
📒The Oedipus Trilogy Oedipus The King Oedipus At Colonus Antigone ✍ Sophocles Sophocles
✏The Oedipus Trilogy Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Antigone Book Summary : Three of Greatest Greek Plays in one Collection “Time, which sees all things, has found you out.” ― Sophocles, Oedipus Rex Sophocles' three Theban plays, Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, are cornerstones of western civilization and dramatic history. Each play stems from the fated tragedy that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes