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Antigone
     

Antigone

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by Sophocles
 

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When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death. How the gods take their revenge on Creon provides the gripping denouement to this compelling tragedy, still one of the most frequently performed of classical Greek dramas. Footnotes.

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When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death. How the gods take their revenge on Creon provides the gripping denouement to this compelling tragedy, still one of the most frequently performed of classical Greek dramas. Footnotes.

Editorial Reviews

Joseph Russo
A lucid, well-paced translation, natural enough sounding in the dialogue to make a good acting version.
Library Journal
These two new additions to Oxford's "Greek Tragedy in New Translations" series only add to the luster of the previous releases. Each is firmly packed with insightful introductions, comprehensive and numbered notes, glossaries, and up-to-date bibliographies (the plays' texts take up about half of each volume). The collaboration of poet and scholar in each volume produces a language that is easy to read and easy to speak (compare, for instance, the Watchman's first lines in Shapiro and Burian's Agamemnon with those in Lattimore's 1947 translation). Each volume's introduction presents the play's action and themes with some detail. The translators' notes describe the linguistic twists and turns involved in rendering the text into a modern poetic language. Both volumes are enthusiastically recommended for academic libraries, theater groups, and theater departments.-Larry Schwartz, Minnesota State Univ., Moorhead Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“This version is far superior to any translation of the Antigone known to me. For the modern reader, the Antigone is now a rich and rewarding play in English.”—Robert J. Rabel, author of Plot and Point of View in the “Iliad”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486278049
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
10/12/1993
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
20,422
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
1090L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Meet the Author

Sophocles (ca. 497/6-407/6 BCE) was the most acclaimed dramatist of his era, winning more than twenty festival competitions in ancient Athens. He is believed to have written 123 plays, but only seven have survived in complete form. David Mulroy is professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has translated The Complete Poetry of Catullus and Oedipus Rex, both published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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Antigone (Brown translation) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great example of Greek tragedy and a definite classic. It is a must read for all who love historic dramas. Sophocles displays his thoughts about the times including the Greek Law of Revenge, moral law vs. civil law, and totalitarianism vs. democracy. You absolutely must read this wonderful story.
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The young boy, about ten or eleven, walked in.
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I rp someone named Pepper already... I just don't want them to think I'm you... Please change your name...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stares at what happened to Elsa, scarred. ((IS ANY ADULT GOING TO STOP THIS??? I like Elsa from Frozen.))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gurgled happily(ok)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The young toddler wailed, wanting for a human to pick her up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He screamed in defiance, reaching for Jingle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She arched an appraising eyebrow, laughing. "Very true."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He watched curiously.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall I thought that this was a really good play. At some points it got confusing. It was hard to figure out what the meaning of some of the things that were said was. But, I still think that the play was really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We just acted this book out and annitated it in my english class it requires you to think if what they are saying and you must have some time to be able to read it slowly and think it through but i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Antigone was a very good read, it was crazy, and nothing I expected it to be in the end!
Jaw123 More than 1 year ago
New! Great condition! Great price! Received quickly!