The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays

Book - 1974
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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.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1974.
ISBN: 9780140440034
0140440038
Branch Call Number: 882.1 SOP
Additional Contributors: Sophocles

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