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The Theban plays : King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

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The Theban Plays: King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone - Sophocles, and Watling, E F (Introduction by)
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'O Light! May I never look on you again, Revealed as I am, sinful in my begetting, Sinful in marriage, sinful in shedding of blood!' The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles (496-406 BC) to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle against fate. King Oedipus tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realise he has committed, and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. With profound insights into the human condition, it is a devastating portrayal ...

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The Theban Plays: King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone 1950, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780140440034

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