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  • The Theban Plays (Everyman's Library) – Hardcover (1994)
    by Sophocles, David Grene (Translator), Charles Segal (Introduction by)

    The Theban Plays

    Hardcover, Everyman's Library
    1994
    English
    280 pages

    ISBN: 0679431322
    ISBN-13: 9780679431329

    The legends surrounding Oedipus of Thebes and his ill-fated offspring provide the subject matter for Sophocles' three greatest plays, which together represent Greek drama at the pinnacle of its achievement. Oedipus the King, the most famous of the three, has been characterized by critics from Aristotle to Coleridge as the perfect exemplar of the art of tragedy, in its unforgettable portrayal of a man's failed attempt to escape his fate. In Oedipus at Colonus, the blind king finds his final release from the sufferings the ... Show more

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