The Theban plays
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Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
882 SOPHO
Shirlington Theater Collection
THTR 882 SOPHO
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Sophocles’ Theban Plays—Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone—lie at the core of the Western literary canon. They are extensively translated, universally taught, and frequently performed. Chronicling the downfall of Oedipus, the legendary king of Thebes, and his descendants, the Theban Plays are as relevant to present-day thought about love, duty, patriotism, family, and war as when they were written 2,500 years ago.

Recent translations of the plays, while linguistically correct, often fail to capture the beauty of Sophocles’ original words. In combining the skills of a distinguished poet, Ruth Fainlight, and an eminent classical scholar, Robert J. Littman, this new edition of the Theban Plays is both a major work of poetry and a faithful translation of the original works.

Thoughtful introductions, extensive notes, and glossaries frame each of the plays within their historical contexts and illuminate important themes, mythological roots, and previous interpretations.

This elegant and uncommonly readable translation will make these seminal Greek tragedies accessible to a new generation of readers.

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lix, 219 pages : map ; 23 cm.
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English
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9780801891335 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780801891342 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0801891337 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0801891345 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-219) and a glossary.
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Sophocles., Fainlight, R., & Littman, R. J. (2009). The Theban plays. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Sophocles, Ruth. Fainlight and Robert J. Littman. 2009. The Theban Plays. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Sophocles, Ruth. Fainlight and Robert J. Littman, The Theban Plays. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

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Sophocles., Ruth Fainlight, and Robert J. Littman. The Theban Plays. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. Print.

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