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By Sophocles

Sophocles’ Theban performs― Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone―lie on the middle of the Western literary canon. they're widely translated, universally taught, and often played. Chronicling the downfall of Oedipus, the mythical king of Thebes, and his descendants, the Theban performs are as proper to present-day thought of love, responsibility, patriotism, kin, and conflict as once they have been written 2,500 years ago.

Recent translations of the performs, whereas linguistically right, usually fail to trap the wonderful thing about Sophocles’ unique phrases. In combining the talents of a special poet, Ruth Fainlight, and an eminent classical pupil, Robert J. Littman, this new version of the Theban performs is either a huge paintings of poetry and a devoted translation of the unique works.

Thoughtful introductions, huge notes, and glossaries body all the performs inside of their old contexts and light up very important topics, mythological roots, and former interpretations.

This stylish and uncommonly readable translation will make those seminal Greek tragedies obtainable to a brand new new release of readers.

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