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The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays

Author: Sophocles; Robert Fagles (Translator); Bernard Knox (Introduction by, Notes by)
Series: Penguin Books Available Free When Packaged with Damrosch World Literature Anthology Ser.
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The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C.

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family--Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus--are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author description

Sophocles was born in 496 BC. His long life spanned the rise and decline of the Athenian Empire. He wrote over a hundred plays, many of which are published as Penguin Classics, drawing on a wide and varied range of themes. E.F. Watling translated a range of Greek and Roman plays for Penguin, including the seven plays of Sophocles and the tragedies of Seneca.

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General Fields

  • : 9780140444254
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : February 1984
  • : 197mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 882.01
  • : English
  • : 1084
  • : Paperback
  • : Sophocles; Robert Fagles (Translator); Bernard Knox (Introduction by, Notes by)
  • : illustrations, bibliography
  • : 432