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Poetry & Drama

Oedipus Rex (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)


(40 reviews)

Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for... See More

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Poetry & Drama

Antigone (Modern Plays)


(14 reviews)

The gods never move faster than when punishing men with the consequences of their own actions. Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone's rebellious brother... See More

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Poetry & Drama

Sophocles: The Seven Plays in English Verse


(5 reviews)

Included herein are the seven surviving plays of Athens' pre-eminent playwright, Sophocles, masterfully translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A., LL.D. The plays included are: 'Antigone,' 'Aias,' 'King Oedipus,' 'Electra,' 'The... See More

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Poetry & Drama

Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King)


(53 reviews)

The first drama in the Oedipus Trilogy, "Oedipus Rex", is the tragic tale of Oedipus who has accidentally killed his father and married his mother. One of the most widely read of all Greek tragedies, "Oedipus Rex", stands as... See More

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Antigone: With linked Table of Contents


(70 reviews)

Sophocles addresses themes of civil disobedience, fidelity, and love for family; and questions which law is greater: the gods' or man's -- in this play that challenged many established mores of Ancient Greece. See More

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(44 reviews)

The second story in the Oedipus Trilogy, "Antigone", examines the conflict between public duty and personal loyalty. Following the banishment of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices kill each other over a dispute of succession... See More

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Poetry & Drama

Oedipus Rex (Dover Thrift Editions: Plays)


(553 reviews)

Considered by many the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies, Oedipus Rex is Sophocles' finest play and a work of extraordinary power and resonance. Aristotle considered it a masterpiece of dramatic construction and refers... See More

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Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)


(209 reviews)

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series... See More

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Poetry & Drama

King Oidipous (Focus Classical Library)


(1 review)

This is an English translation of Sophocles' famous tragedy of Oedipus and the fate he so much tries to avoid. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding... See More

£7.65 £8.03 Price verified 14 hours ago
Poetry & Drama

King Oedipus: With linked Table of Contents


Widely regarded as one of the greatest Greek tragedies, 'King Oedipus' (or 'Oedipus Rex') is the first play in the Oedipus trilogy (followed by 'Oedipus at Colonus' and then 'Antigone'). After defeating the Sphinx and... See More

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Poetry & Drama

Greek Tragedy (Penguin Classics)


(73 reviews)

Agememnon is the first part of the Aeschylus's Orestian trilogy in which the leader of the Greek army returns from the Trojan war to be murdered by his treacherous wife Clytemnestra. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the king sets... See More

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Poetry & Drama

Oidipous at Colonus (Focus Classical Library)


This is an English translation of Sophocles' tragedy of Oedipus who is banished from Thebes and confronts an array of obstacles that stand between him and the death he craves. Focus Classical Library provides close... See More

£4.36 £4.57 Price verified 8 hours ago
History & Criticism

Oedipus Rex - Literary Touchstone Edition


(536 reviews)

To make Oedipus Rex more accessible for the modern reader, the Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics edition includes a glossary of the story's more difficult words, as well as convenient sidebar notes to help the... See More

£2.50 £2.60 Price verified one day ago
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