The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Hardcover) (Hardcover)

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The Theban Trilogy consists of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone - together these tell the tragic story of Oedipus the king of Thebes, and his daughter Antigone. Oedipus the King (in Latin Oedipus Rex) sees the youthful Oedipus consults the Oracle at Delphi, wherein it predicts that he will ""Mate with his] own mother, and shed/With his] own hands the blood of his] own sire"". Oedipus at Colonus has the elderly Oedipus, by now ostracised and distrusted by society at large for his earlier, unintended wrongdoing. Blind after gouging out his own eyes in reaction to the revelations of the first play, it is his daughter/sister Antigone who escorts him to King Theseus. The final play in the Trilogy is Antigone - this title sees Oedipus offspring navigate the drama of a Civil War in Thebes. All three compositions are superb examples of Greek drama; owing to their revelatory contents and narrative twists, Sophocles' Theban plays remain popular to this day.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781387816446
ISBN-10: 1387816446
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication Date: August 27th, 2018
Pages: 102
Language: English