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.

Oedipus the King

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518334857
Category: Drama
Page: 56
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Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite. Oedipus the King, a tragedy written by Sophocles, is chronologically the first play of the classic Oedipus Rex trilogy.

Sophocles: Oedipus Rex

Author: Sophocles,R. D. Dawe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521851777
Category: Drama
Page: 214
View: 2018

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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 Three Theban Plays

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140444254
Category: Drama
Page: 430
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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

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.

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.

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.


Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847653839
Category: Poetry
Page: 285
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Vivid, enjoyable and comprehensible, the poet and pre-eminent translator Stephen Mitchell makes the oldest epic poem in the world accessible for the first time. Gilgamesh is a born leader, but in an attempt to control his growing arrogance, the Gods create Enkidu, a wild man, his equal in strength and courage. Enkidu is trapped by a temple prostitute, civilised through sexual experience and brought to Gilgamesh. They become best friends and battle evil together. After Enkidu's death the distraught Gilgamesh sets out on a journey to find Utnapishtim, the survivor of the Great Flood, made immortal by the Gods to ask him the secret of life and death. Gilgamesh is the first and remains one of the most important works of world literature. Written in ancient Mesopotamia in the second millennium B.C., it predates the Iliad by roughly 1,000 years. Gilgamesh is extraordinarily modern in its emotional power but also provides an insight into the values of an ancient culture and civilisation.

Approaches to Homer

Ancient & Modern
Author: Robert J. Rabel
Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 201
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Ten new essays, from a distinguished cast of (mainly) North American scholars, approach Homer with insights gained from the modern disciplines of psychology and anthropology, narratology, oral theory and cognitive research. But the contributors also attend to ancient modes of approach to the Homeric poems: linguistic and narratological, ethical and psychological. The volume focuses both on literary technique in the poems, and on the portrayal of characters and peoples, central and marginal.

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

A Study Guide
Author: Ray Moore, M.a.,Ray Moore M a
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517523770
Page: 32
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This Study Guide puts into context this first play in the trilogy Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone by Sophocles. The informative guide supplies: a clear, original account of the back-story: the Myth of Oedipus. a detailed guide to Greek Tragedy; in-depth questions on the play designed to encourage original thought, ideas and discussion. a literary terms activity with student sheets; a literary terms glossary, including terms specifically used in Greek plays;

Euripides Plays: 4

Elektra; Orestes and Iphigeneia in Tauris
Author: Euripides,
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140814882X
Category: Drama
Page: 224
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"Euripides, the Athenian playwright who dared to question the whims of wanton gods, has always been the most intriguing of the Greek tragedians. Now, with translations aimed at the stage rather than the page, his restless intellect strikes the chord This volume contains some of Euripides' most famous works: Elektra, which reverses previous notions of 'heroic' behaviour; Orestes, in which almost all the characters are driven by base motives of cowardice or revenge; Iphigeneia in Tauris who presumes her brother Orestes dead and her mother Klytemnestra and stepfather Aigisthos still living, is visited by a surprise guest. Elektra, Oresetes and Iphigeneia in Tauris were performed together as Agamemnon's children at The Gate Theatre in 1995 and show the consequences of Agamemnon's "sacrifice" of his daughter at the start of the Trojan war.

In Good Company

The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience
Author: James Martin SJ
Publisher: Sheed & Ward
ISBN: 1580512372
Category: Religion
Page: 216
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The story of one young man's remarkable journey from corporate America to the Society of Jesus. James Martin leads readers from his Catholic childhood through his success and ultimate dissatisfaction with the business world, to his novitiate and profession of vows as a Jesuit. This Tenth Anniversary Edition features a new preface by the author.

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.

The Oresteia Trilogy

Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers and The Furies
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112543
Category: Drama
Page: 160
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DIVClassic trilogy by great tragedian concerns the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand style, rich diction and dramatic dialogue. Still powerful after 2500 years. /div