Sophocles: The Theban Plays, Antigone, King Oidipous, Oidipous at Colonus; Updated Translations with Introductory Essay and Notes


Ruby Blondell. Sophocles: The Theban Plays, Antigone, King Oidipous, Oidipous at Colonus; Updated Translations with Introductory Essay and Notes. Focus Classical Library: 2002.

This anthology contains English translations of Sophocles' three Theban Plays: Antigone, King Oidipous, and Oidipous at Colonus. The volume includes an introductory essay on Sophocles' life, ancient theatre, and the mythic and religious background of the plays. Each of these dramas is also available from Focus in a single play edition (with an interpretive essay on each play). The translations are designed to be accurate, yet readable for a modern audience and usable as theatrical scripts, while also helping the reader to understand the dramas in their cultural context.

People Involved: 
Research Type: 
Research Status: 
Completed/published
Related Fields: