Antigone: A New Translation

Antigone: A New Translation

by Sophocles


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Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Antigone is one of the seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Powerfully portraying the clash between civic and familial duty—between morality and obedience—the play brings the Oedipus Cycle to a conclusion with the story of the tragic hero's eldest daughter Antigone, who courts her own death by defying the edict of Thebes's new ruler, her uncle Kreon, which forbids giving her dishonored brother a proper burial. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062132123
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,210,355
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)

About the Author

Diane Rayor is Professor of Classics at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She has published three book translations of ancient Greek poetry: Homeric Hymns: A Translation, with Introduction and Notes (2004); Sappho's Lyre: Archaic Lyric and Women Poets of Ancient Greece (1991), winner of the Columbia University Translation Center Merit Award in 1992; and, with Stanley Lombardo, Callimachus (1988). She also co-edited Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry (1995) and her translations appear in numerous anthologies.

Table of Contents

Note from a stage director Karen Libman.

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