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Theban Plays

Theban Plays

Presents tales such as "King Oedipus", "Oedipus at Colonus", and "Antigone".
Our Price: €9.51
ISBN/EAN9780140440034
Availability10 – 99 copies in stock
Pub. Date: June 30 1950
Author: Sophocles
Format: Paperback
Pages:176
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The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle aginst fate. KING OEDIPUS tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he doesn't realise he has committed, and then inflicts a brutal punishment on himself. It is a devastating portrayl of a ruler brought down by his own oath. OEDIPUS AT COLONUS provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while ANTIGONE depicts the fall of the next generation through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident in his own authority.
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