The Theban Plays : (The Oedipus Cycle - Including Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone)

The Theban Plays : (The Oedipus Cycle - Including Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone)

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The three Theban Plays, or the Oedipus cycle, written by Greek dramatist Sophocles in the 5th century BCE, are those of his surviving works which follow the tragic downfall of the mythical king Oedipus of Thebes and his descendants.

  • Oedipus the King (also known as Oedipus Rex or Oedipus Tyrannus)
  • Oedipus at

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The three Theban Plays, or the Oedipus cycle, written by Greek dramatist Sophocles in the 5th century BCE, are those of his surviving works which follow the tragic downfall of the mythical king Oedipus of Thebes and his descendants.

  • Oedipus the King (also known as Oedipus Rex or Oedipus Tyrannus)
  • Oedipus at Colonus
  • Antigone

He wrote others, like The Progeny, which are not counted because they were not preserved.

The plays were written across thirty-six years of Sophocles' career and were not composed in chronological order, but instead were written in the order Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus.

� Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605018010
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
656,043
File size:
132 KB

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Theban Plays 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book presented good plays, especially the play, Antigone, which was my favorite. Even though it can be hard to read, it is worth it. Antigone is a play about a greek woman,who stands up for the laws of Heaven instead of the laws of man, including King Creon, who ends up basically killing her. Antigone is very bold and stands up for her beliefs. She does not fit the Greek image of a woman because she is so bold and is independent(in whom is running her life), and her boldness leads to her downfall. Although, she does weaken up at the end, she still goes down with her same opion. These plays were very good and taught lessons that happen in even modern life situations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Theban Plays are some of the most exciting plays which i have ever read. They are always interesting and you shall never get bored. Through this trilogy, you will learn many things about Greek plays, especially from one of the greatest philosophers of all time. I Highly recommend this book to all.
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