Penguin Classics: The Theban Plays

Penguin Classics: The Theban Plays by Sophocles

By: Sophocles

QTY
-+
$14.99
 
 


ISBN
9780140440034
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
176
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

Only available to order
Estimated 10 - 14 business days until dispatch

eBook
$10.99
Instant Download
Description
Information
The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles (496-46 BC) to create a powerful trilogy about mankind's struggle against fate. King Oedipus tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realise he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. With profound insights into the human condition, it is a devastating portrayal 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 ability. E. F. Watling's masterful translation is accompanied by an introduction, which examines the central themes of the plays, the role of the Chorus, and the traditions and staging of Greek tragedy.
ISBN:
9780140440034
Publication Date:
31 / 12 / 1963
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

You might also like