Sophocles, 2: King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone / Edition 1

Sophocles, 2: King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone / Edition 1

by David R. Slavitt
     
 

The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.

This volume presents fresh versions of Sophocles's Theban plays, which include the

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Overview

The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.

This volume presents fresh versions of Sophocles's Theban plays, which include the most famous of the ancient Greek tragedies, King Oedipus. Sophocles reveals the history of Oedipus from the fulfillment of the oracle that foretold he would kill his father, outwit the Sphinx, marry his mother, and have a family, through his banishment and tortured death as a blind man and the attempted redemption of the family by his daughter, Antigone.

Translations are by Jascha Kessler (King Oedipus), George Garrett (Oedipus at Colonus), and Kelly Cherry (Antigone).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812216660
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Penn Greek Drama Series
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction, by Palmer Bovie
King Oedipus
—Translated by Jascha Kessler
Oedipus at Colonus
—Translated by George Garrett
Antigone
—Translated by Kelly Cherry
Pronouncing Glossary of Names
About the Translators

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