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The Theban Plays: "Oedipus the King", "Oedipus at Colonus", "Antigone"


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.

Format: Hardcover
Published: in UK in 1994
Publisher: Everyman
Pages: 280
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781857150933
ISBN 10: 1857150937

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The Theban Plays: "Oedipus the King", "Oedipus at Colonus", "Antigone"