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The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2000

    The book teaches you alot about tragedy and how to live through your destiny.

    I read this book for a classic myth class, I learned that excessive pride can make you try to defeat your destiny and that there is a higher power that is always looking after you. Your destiny good or bad will happen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2010

    Antigone The Everlasting

    The Three Theban Plays are Greek tragedies that have remained in English literature for centuries after they were published. What is the reason for this everlasting existence of these pieces? The way that Sophocles presents his prose is beautiful, just like Shakespeare's stunning style of writing. No one in the 21st century will ever write like these literary geniuses. However, many people will not disagree on the fact that Sophocles' writing is abstract. Despite Sophocles' conceptual writing style, the Robert Fagles version of Antigone is a modern English edition that can be understood by 9th graders and above. This tragedy should be a must-read for everyone in high school because Antigone highlights important themes such as civil disobedience, hubris, atë, conscience versus law, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2008

    Like all Greek plays

    Just like all Greek plays, these three are all excellent. I especially like Oedipus the King, but all are great. These plays bring you back to a time that is probably difficult for people of today to understand, but it is still intriguing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2005

    Great Read

    If you like Greek literature this is a good choice for you. Robert Fagles again does a great job of translating an ancient tale. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2004

    The unique Greek Drama, that seems like something off of Jerry Springer

    The Oedipus cycle is a greek tragedy, with elements of love, death, and it has comic relief. Probably the most entertaining Greek play, and it adresses many themes, and motifs. note that the chorus is used to tell what the average citizen is thinking, adn to provide historical significance

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