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Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra
     

Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra

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by Sophocles, Edith Hall (Editor), H. D. F. Kitto (Translator)
 

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This volume of Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra contains three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles, widely regarded since antiquity as the greatest of all the tragic poets. The vivid translations, which combine elegance and modernity, are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy, and are equally suitable for reading for pleasure, study, or

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This volume of Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra contains three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles, widely regarded since antiquity as the greatest of all the tragic poets. The vivid translations, which combine elegance and modernity, are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy, and are equally suitable for reading for pleasure, study, or theatrical performance. With this edition, readers are not only offered the most influential and famous of Sophocles' works in one volume, but they are presented with two plays dominated by a female heroic figure, and the experience of the two great dynasties featured in Greek tragedy—the houses of Oedipus and Agamemnon.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

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"Kitto's vigorous, accurate versions, made with production in mind, remain the best. Hall's lucid, informative, concise introduction with leads to further reading enhance the value of the volume considerably. I shall use it in classes."—William M. Calderist, University of Illinois

"Wonderfully brief, clear introductory notes."—Sr. Miriam Catherine Nevins, Dominican College

"Kitto's translations have aged will and Hall's introduction is excellent."—James R. Baron, The College of William and Mary

"The sort of inexpensive, practical edition we need."—J.C. Hogan, Allegheny College

"The price is right and next time I teach tragedy I would definitely consider using it."—Victor Estevez, University of Missouri

"A wonderful translation!"—Elizabeth Kiss, Princeton University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199537174
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
98,019
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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