Oedipus the King

A New Translation
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Author(s): Sophocles
Genre: Drama, Classics
Original Publish Date: Aug 07, 2012
Product Number: EB00237100
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062132093
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Description

Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, oedipus the King is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Praised by Aristotle as the pinnacle of Greek drama, oedipus the King is the ancient world's most shocking and memorable tragedy; the story of Thebes's resilient hero and his royal family brought to hellish ruin by fate, manipulation of the Olympian gods, and all-too-human weakness. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.

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