The Three Theban Plays

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042694

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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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: Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Theban Plays

Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603847286

Category: Antigone (Greek mythology)

Page: 304

View: 5719

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.

The Oedipus plays of Sophocles

Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

Author: Sophocles,Paul Roche

Publisher: Signet


Category: Drama

Page: 268

View: 8983

Revising and updating his classic 1958 translation, Paul Roche captures the dramatic power and intensity, the subtleties of meaning, and the explosive emotions of Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. In vivid, poetic language, he presents the timeless story of a noble family moving toward catastrophe, dragged down from wealth and power by pride, cursed with incest, suicide, and murder.


Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 458

View: 5401

Electra and Other Plays

Author: Sophocles,David Raeburn,Pat Easterling

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140449787

Category: Drama

Page: 309

View: 2612

Sophocles’ innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother’s lover. Aeschylus and Euripides also dramatized this story, but the objectivity and humanity of Sophocles’ version provides a new perspective. Depicting the fall of a great hero, Ajax examines the enigma of power and weakness combined in one being, while the Women of Trachis portrays the tragic love and error of Heracles’ deserted wife Deianeira, and Philoctetes deals with the conflict between physical force and moral strength.

A Dictionary of Classical Greek Quotations

Author: Marinos Yeroulanos

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784534927

Category: History

Page: 897

View: 2273

A 2016 Book of the Year, BBC History Magazine Human wisdom is of little or no value', wrote Plato in his Apology. And yet the ancient Greeks, including Plato himself, more than any other people of antiquity were fascinated by the pursuit of the wisdom they called philosophia. That search for knowledge involved an extensive use of maxims and quotations, as we can see from those expressions of Homer prefaced by the phrase 'as people say'. Homer, the Seven Sages and the Pre-Socratic philosophers are still extensively quoted in all the major western languages. Yet for all their popularity, until now there has been no single resource to which interested readers might turn. This unique reference book offers one of the most comprehensive selections of Greek quotations ever committed to print. With its English text matched by the original Greek, the volume collects 7500 entries, ranging from the archaic period to late antiquity, and across philosophy, drama, poetry, history, science and medicine, each indexed with key words to enable fast sourcing. Together, these selections provide an incomparable insight into the glories of Greek civilization.

Hegel and Greek Tragedy

Author: Martin Thibodeau

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739177303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

View: 8956

The present study is dedicated to the different interpretations of Greek tragedy proposed in the writing of G.W.F. Hegel. It explicates how and in what sense Hegel’s investigation in tragedy parallels the development of his philosophy from his early theological writings to his system of absolute idealism, and thereby defends the view that this investigation is linked to a concern with politics in the modern world.

Klassische Dramen

Author: Friedrich Schiller,Matthias Luserke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783618680260

Category: Commentary

Page: 888

View: 9976

Sophocles, 2

King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216660

Category: Drama

Page: 274

View: 5693

"A boon for classicists and general readers alike. For the reader who comes to tragedy for the first time, these translations are eminently 'accessible,' and consummately American in tone and feeling. For the classicist, these versions constitute an ambitious reinterpretation of traditional masterpieces; after 2,500 years, the poetry of Euripides and Aeschylus has found a new voice—in fact, ten of them."—Boston Book Review

Global Constitutionalism in International Legal Perspective

Author: Christine EJ Schwöbel

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004191151

Category: Law

Page: 205

View: 758

Drawing on critical theories within and without the international legal discipline, this book offers a fresh approach to the debate on global constitutionalism – an approach that attempts to get beyond the liberal democratic trajectories in which it is currently entrenched.



Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458775404

Category: Fiction

Page: 631

View: 2041

Ich müsste schon ziemlich dumm sein, wenn ich Lebensumstände wie die meinen gegen andere eintauschte, ohne mich verliebt zu haben ... Eine Frau braucht einen Mann nicht zu heiraten, bloß weil er sie darum bittet oder weil er sie liebt und einen passablen Brief schreiben kann. Mit der Ehe hat die junge Emma Woodhouse erklärtermaßen nichts im Sinn. Während sie das unbeschwerte Leben auf dem Land genießt, ist es für sie ein großes Vergnügen, dem Glück der anderen auf die Sprünge zu helfen. Sie bemerkt allerdings nicht, dass sie mit ihren gutgemeinten Liebesintrigen die Falschen miteinander verkuppeln will und dabei den Mann übersieht, der ihr selbst am nächsten steht ... »Ich habe Emma mindestens zwanzigmal gelesen!« J. K. Rowling

The Golden Rule

The Ethics of Reciprocity in World Religions

Author: Jacob Neusner,Bruce D. Chilton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441190120

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 8088

The Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated. This ethical dictum is a part of most of the world's religions and has been considered by numerous religious figures and philosophers over the centuries. This new collection contains specially commissioned essays which take a fresh look at this guiding principle from a comparative perspective. Participants examine the formulation and significance of the Golden Rule in the world's major religions by applying four questions to the tradition they consider: What does it say? What does it mean? How does it work? How does it matter? Freshly examining the Golden Rule in broad comparative context provides a fascinating account of its uses and meaning, and allows us to assess if, how and why it matters in human cultures and societies.

In der Einsamkeit der Hügel


Author: Lillian Beckwith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423252287

Category: Hebriden - Landleben - Belletristische Darstellung

Page: 381

View: 7118

Een lerares zegt haar baan op en begint een nieuw leven op de Hebriden.

Penguin classics

a complete annotated listing of Penguin classics and twentieth-century classics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147710901

Category: Literature

Page: 233

View: 8405

Das Buch vom Salz


Author: Monique Truong

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406521843


Page: 335

View: 2155

Constitutional Stupidities, Constitutional Tragedies

Author: Murphy Institute of Political Economy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814751312

Category: Law

Page: 286

View: 620

Over fifty years ago, Will Herberg theorized that future immigrants to the United States would no longer identify themselves through their races or ethnicities, or through the languages and cultures of their home countries. Rather, modern immigrants would base their identities on their religions. The landscape of U.S. immigration has changed dramatically since Herberg first published his theory. Most of today’s immigrants are Asian or Latino, and are thus unable to shed their racial and ethnic identities as rapidly as the Europeans about whom Herberg wrote. And rather than a flexible, labor-based economy hungry for more workers, today’s immigrants find themselves in a post-industrial segmented economy that allows little in the way of class mobility. In this comprehensive anthology contributors draw on ethnography and in-depth interviews to examine the experiences of the new second generation: the children of Asian and Latino immigrants. Covering a diversity of second-generation religious communities including Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and Jews, the contributors highlight the ways in which race, ethnicity, and religion intersect for new Americans. As the new second generation of Latinos and Asian Americans comes of age, they will not only shape American race relations, but also the face of American religion.