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The Theban Plays: "Oedipus the King", "Oedipus at Colonus", "Antigone"

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Ancient Athens produced three great tragic writers - Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Of the three Sophocles has in many ways remained the most ... Show synopsis

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  • The Theban Plays: "Oedipus the King", "Oedipus at Colonus", "Antigone" (Everyman's Library) – Hardcover (1994)
    by Sophocles, David Grene (Translator), Richmond Lattimore (Volume editor)

    The Theban Plays: "Oedipus the King", "Oedipus at Colonus", "Antigone"

    Hardcover, Everyman's Library
    1994
    English
    222 pages

    ISBN: 1857150937
    ISBN-13: 9781857150933

    Ancient Athens produced three great tragic writers - Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Of the three Sophocles has in many ways remained the most accessible and may have had the most extensive influence on Western Culture, not least because Freud took from the Theban Plays the name and the idea of the Oedipus complex. Of Sophocles' hundred odd plays only seven have survived, of which three are printed here. The Theban Plays make up a trilogy as was common at the time, in which the story of Oedipus' downfall and its ... Show more

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