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Genre: Fiction
Date Book: 2001
Editor by: Getty Publications
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A retelling of the Greek drama in which King Creon of Thebes refuses to allow the burial of his nephew, whom he has declared a traitor and whose sister, Antigone, is betrothed to Creon's son.

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Genre: Drama
Date Book: 1999-09-09
Editor by: Cambridge University Press
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A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.

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Genre: History
Date Book: 2018-08-14
Editor by: Princeton University Press
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Here, for the first time in English, is celebrated French classicist Jacques Jouanna's magisterial account of the life and work of Sophocles. Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's greatest age, the fifth century. Sophocles was the commanding figure of his day. The author of Oedipus Rex and Antigone, he was not only the leading dramatist but also a distinguished politician, military commander, and religious figure. And yet the evidence about his life has, until now, been fragmentary. Reconstructing a lost literary world, Jouanna has finally assembled all the available information, culled from inscriptions, archaeological evidence, and later sources. He also offers a huge range of new interpretations, from his emphasis on the significance of Sophocles' political and military offices (previously often seen as honorary) to his analysis of Sophocles' plays in the mythic and literary context of fifth-century drama. Written for scholars, students, and general readers, this book will interest anyone who wants to know more about Greek drama in general and Sophocles in particular. With an extensive bibliography and useful summaries not only of Sophocles' extant plays but also, uniquely, of the fragments of plays that have been partially lost, it will be a standard reference in classical studies for years to come.

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Date Book: 1999-01-01
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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by George Routledge and Sons in London, New York.

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Genre: Drama
Date Book: 1984
Editor by: Penguin
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Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile

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Genre: Drama
Date Book: 1980-02-28
Editor by: Cambridge University Press
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A series of interconnected studies which analyze the seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles.

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Genre: Drama
Date Book: 2006-07-27
Editor by: Cambridge University Press
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A revised edition of the bestselling commentary on this most important of ancient plays.

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Genre: Fiction
Date Book: 2004
Editor by: Wordsworth Editions
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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.

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Genre: Electronic books
Date Book: 2006
Editor by: Infobase Publishing
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A collection of eight critical essays on the classical tragedy, arranged in the chronological order of their original publication.

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Genre: Antigone (Greek mythology)
Date Book: 1994
Editor by: Oxford University Press, USA
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Contains three of Sophocles' most famous tragedies. Includes introduction, textual note, chronology, and explanatory notes.