Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra
ISBN10: 0192835882 ISBN13: 9780192835888 Contributors: Kitto, H. D. F. (Translator); Hall, Edith (Editor) Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr Published: Sep 17 1998 Pages: 178 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
This volume contains three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles, widely regarded since antiquity as the greatest of all the tragic poets. The vivid translations, which combine elegance and modernity, are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy, and are equally suitable for reading for pleasure, study, or theatrical performance. The selection of Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Electra not only offers the reader the most influential and famous of Sophocles' works, it also presents in one volume the two plays dominated by a female heroic figure, and the experience of the two great dynasties featured in Greek tragedy--the houses of Oedipus and Agamemnon.