Oedipus Rex


Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110214
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Landmark of Western drama concerns the catastrophe that ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly construction, dramatic irony.

The Theban Plays

Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611497X
Category: Drama
Page: 176
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The stirring tale of a legendary royal family's fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Essential reading for English and classical studies majors.

Sophocles: Oedipus Rex


Author: Sophocles,R. D. Dawe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521851777
Category: Drama
Page: 214
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A revised edition of the bestselling commentary on this most important of ancient plays.

Theban Plays


Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205857
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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This powerful new rendering of the plays of the Theban cycle includes, in addition to the translators' celebrated Oedipus Tyrannus, annotated new translations of Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of The Aquila Theatre Co, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ancient Studies, New York University and teacher of Greek Drama at the Tisch School for the Arts.

Five Great Greek Tragedies


Author: Sophocles,Euripides,Aeschylus
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486113884
Category: Drama
Page: 288
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Features Oedipus Rex and Electra by Sophocles (translated by George Young), Medea and Bacchae by Euripides (translated by Henry Hart Milman), and PrometheusBound by Aeschylus (translated by George Thomson).

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles


Author: Dr. Lisa Marie Portugal
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387705490
Category: Education
Page: 68
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Oedipus Rex Play by Sophocles This edition was created and published by Dr. Lisa Marie Portugal, 2018 To order books in bulk or single copy by the Editor and Publisher contact: Dr. Lisa Marie Portugal Email: [email protected] Website: http: //drlisamarieportugal.weebly.com/ Telephone: 602-434-3562 Phoenix, Arizona School discounts available. Classics, anthologies, and unique, personalized compilations can be created and ordered based on your specifications and individual needs.

The Complete Poetry of Catullus


Author: Catullus
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299177734
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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Catullus’ life was akin to pulp fiction. In Julius Caesar’s Rome, he engages in a stormy affair with a consul’s wife. He writes her passionate poems of love, hate, and jealousy. The consul, a vehement opponent of Caesar, dies under suspicious circumstances. The merry widow romances numerous young men. Catullus is drawn into politics and becomes a cocky critic of Caesar, writing poems that dub Julius a low-life pig and a pervert. Not surprisingly, soon after, no more is heard of Catullus. David Mulroy brings to life the witty, poignant, and brutally direct voice of a flesh-and-blood man, a young provincial in the Eternal City, reacting to real people and events in a Rome full of violent conflict among individuals marked by genius and megalomaniacal passions. Mulroy’s lively, rhythmic translations of the poems are enhanced by an introduction and commentary that provide biographical and bibliographical information about Catullus, a history of his times, a discussion of the translations, and definitions and notes that ease the way for anyone who is not a Latin scholar.

Oedipus Tyrannus


Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872204928
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features foot-of-the-page notes, an introduction, stage directions and a translation characterised by clarity, accuracy, and power.

Oedipus at Colonus


Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486158616
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Blamed for the discord within his former kingdom and banished by its citizens, Oedipus wanders for years in lonely exile until he finds a haven in a sacred olive grove at Colonus.

The Oedipus Plays

Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Spark Notes
ISBN: 9781586634025
Category: Study Aids
Page: 76
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A New York Times Bestseller An Oprah's Book Club Selection A Nobel Prize-winning AuthorIn the sixty years since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has become one of the great modern classics. In it, Pearl Buck portrays a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan illuminates the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.

Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

(Updated Edition).
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438114109
Category: Electronic books
Page: 254
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A collection of eight critical essays on the classical tragedy, arranged in the chronological order of their original publication.

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra


Author: Sophocles
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019156110X
Category: Drama
Page: 222
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Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe. Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' reputation has remained undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both have a woman as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies rather neglect her duty to her family, Oedipus' determination to save his city results in the horrific discovery that he has committed both incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mother and her lover keeps her in servitude and despair. These vivid translations combine elegance and modernity, and are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, economy, and sensitivity to the varied metres and modes of the original musical delivery make them equally suitable for reading or theatrical peformance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Medea & Alcestis


Author: Euripides
Publisher: Michael Gould
ISBN: 9780954645700
Category: Alcestis (Greek mythology)
Page: 112
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The Oedipus Cycle

An English Version
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156027649
Category: Drama
Page: 257
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Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death.

A Doll's House


Author: Henrick Ibsen
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736800665
Category: Drama
Page: 107
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A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her husband and children because she wants to discover herself. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that "a woman cannot be herself in modern society," since it is "an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." Its ideas can also be seen as having a wider application: Michael Meyer argued that the play's theme is not women's rights, but rather "the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is and to strive to become that person." In a speech given to the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights in 1898, Ibsen insisted that he "must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for the women's rights movement," since he wrote "without any conscious thought of making propaganda," his task having been "the description of humanity." In 2006, the centennial of Ibsen's death, A Doll's House held the distinction of being the world's most performed play.

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637237
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century. Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind. Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro From the Paperback edition.

Heroes of the City of Man

A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature
Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 9781885767554
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 389
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"[Analyzes specific ancient epics and Greek dramas in the light of Christian beliefs. Ancient poets and playwrights discussed: Hesiod, Homer, Virgil, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.]"--Provided by publisher.