The Theban Plays: <I>Oedipus the King</I>, <I>Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone</I>

The Theban Plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801891342
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/20/2009
Series: Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiquity
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ruth Fainlight is a noted British poet, short story writer, translator and librettist. Among her many honors are a 1987 Hawthornden Fellowship and the 1994 Cholmondeley Award for Poetry. Her libretto for the Royal Opera House's Garden Venture program of new opera was short-listed for the Laurence Olivier Award in 1992. Robert J. Littman is a professor of classics at the University of Hawaii and author of numerous books and articles in classical studies, including The Greek Experiment: Imperialism and Social Crisis 800–400 B.C.

Table of Contents

Time Line
Oedipus the King
Oedipus at Colonus
Glossary of Terms from Greek Tragedy
Glossary of Names
Suggested for Further Reading

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I would recommend the translation without reservations. I expect that students and the general public will find these works newly exciting. This is clearly a translation well suited to success both in the classroom and in the theater.

Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Temple University

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