The Theban Plays by Sophocles (Paperback, 1950)

The Theban Plays by Sophocles (Paperback, 1950) The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle aginst fateKING OEDIPUS tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he doesn't realise he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment on himself It is a devastating portrayl of a ruler brought down by his own oath OEDIPUS AT COLONUS provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king while ANTIGONE depicts the fall of the next generation through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident in his own authority
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