Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's by Sophocles

By Sophocles

This quantity of Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra includes 3 masterpieces by means of the Greek playwright Sophocles, commonly looked considering the fact that antiquity because the maximum of all of the tragic poets. The bright translations, which mix attractiveness and modernity, are amazing for his or her lucidity and accuracy, and are both compatible for studying for excitement, learn, or theatrical functionality. With this version, readers aren't basically provided the main influential and well-known of Sophocles' works in a single quantity, yet they're awarded with performs ruled by way of a feminine heroic determine, and the event of the 2 nice dynasties featured in Greek tragedy--the homes of Oedipus and Agamemnon.

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I will have her killed 760 At once, before her bridegroom's very eyes. haemon. How can you think it? I will not see that, Nor shall you ever see my face again. Those friends of yours who can must tolerate Your raging madness; I will not endure it. [Exit haemon Chorus. How angrily he went, my lord! The young, When they are greatly hurt, grow desperate. Creon. Then let his pride and folly do their worst! He shall not save these women from their doom. Chorus. Is it your purpose then to kill them both?

Oedipus. But to withhold your knowledge! This is wrong, Disloyal to the city of your birth. Teiresias. I know that what you say will lead you on To ruin; therefore, lest the same befall me too... Oedipus. No, by the gods! Say all you know, for we Go down upon our knees, your suppliants. Teiresias. Because you do not know! I never shall Reveal my burden—I will not say yours. Oedipus. You know, and will not tell us? Do you wish To ruin Thebes and to destroy us all? 330 Teiresias. My pain, and yours, will not be caused by me.

Chorus. Creon, this is no time for wrong decision. Creon. What shall I do? Advise me; I will listen. Chorus. Release Antigone from her rock-hewn dungeon, 1100 And lay the unburied body in a tomb. Creon. Is this your counsel? You would have me yield? Chorus. I would, and quickly. The destroying hand Of Heaven is quick to punish human error. Creon. How hard it is! *—I will give way. Chorus. Go then and do it; leave it not to others. Creon. —You men-at-arms, You here, and those within: away at once Up to the hill, and take your implements.

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