The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Sophocles


The heroic Greek dramas that experience moved theatergoers and readers because the 5th century B.C.

Towering over the remainder of Greek tragedy, the 3 performs that inform the tale of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are one of the so much enduring and undying dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and gear: the lower and thrust of his discussion, his ironic side, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, exceptionally, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics version beneficial properties an advent and notes by way of the well known classicist Bernard Knox.

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