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The Theban Plays : Oedipus the King,Oedipus at Colonus, JACKET LO D2K

By: Sophocles Segal, Charles(Introduction by) Grene, David(Translated by) Grene, David(Volume editor) Lattimore, Richmond(Volume editor)

1857150937 / 9781857150933
Hardback
882.01
20/10/1994
Stock expected by 16/04/2020
United Kingdom
21 x 210 mm, 413 grams 280 pages
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Ancient Athens produced three great tragic writers - Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

Of the three Sophocles has in many ways remained the most accessible and may have had the most extensive influence on Western Culture, not least because Freud took from the Theban Plays the name and the idea of the Oedipus complex.

Of Sophocles' hundred odd plays only seven have survived, of which three are printed here.

The Theban Plays make up a trilogy as was common at the time, in which the story of Oedipus' downfall and its aftermath is explored in three stages.

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DD Plays, playscripts

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