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Antigone ( Sophocles Reginald Gibbons, Charles Segal (eds)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2007) 9780195143102
Antigone ( Sophocles Reginald Gibbons, Charles Segal (eds)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2007) 9780195143102
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Title: Antigone

Author: Sophocles, Reginald Gibbons, Charles Segal (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9780195143102

Volumes: 1; Pages: 208

List Price in Paper: $11.95 Our price: $7.99

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Oedipus, the former ruler of Thebes, has died. Now, when his young daughter Antigone defies her uncle, Kreon, the new ruler, because he has prohibited the burial of her dead brother, she and he enact a primal conflict between young and old, woman and man, individual and ruler, family and state, courageous and self-sacrificing reverence for the gods of the earth and perhaps self-serving allegiance to the gods of the sky.Echoing through western culture for more than two millennia, Sophocles' Antigone has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict and human tragedy, the role of the divine in human life, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destiny. This exciting translation of the play is extremely faithful to the Greek, eminently playable, and poetically powerful.For readers, actors, students, teachers, and theatrical directors, this affordable paperback edition of one of the greatest plays in the history of the western world provides the best combination of contemporary, powerful language, along with superb background and notes on meaning, interpretation, and ancient beliefs, attitudes, and contexts.
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