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Sophocles - Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra - 9780199537174 - KSS0003828
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Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra

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Description for Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra Paperback. Editor(s): Hall, Edith. Translator(s): Kitto, H. D. F. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 2AHA; 3D; 4KL; DNF; DSBB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 13. Weight in Grams: 170. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear
Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe. Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' reputation has remained undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both ... Read more

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Oxford University Press
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Oxford World's Classics
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About Sophocles
Edith Hall is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Reading, and the author of Inventing the Barbarian: Greek Self-Definition Through Tragedy (OUP 1989).

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