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Book Information: Antigone

Antigone (c.-441) [Play]
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Series: Oedipus Cycle (The Theban Plays)
Part: 3

Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: Αντιγονη [Antigone]
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Theban Plays, the (1850) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Sophocles
     Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (1962) [Collection]
      Author: Sophocles

Edition #1: Antigone

Antigone (2003)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: Charles Segal Reginald Gibbons
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Manifested in:

Antigone (2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195143108
Pages: 208

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Antigone (2003)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195143736
Pages: 208

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Edition #2: Antigone

Antigone (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Fagles)
Translated by: Robert Fagles
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Edition #3: Antigone

Antigone (1973)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language.

This finely-tuned translation of Sophocles' Antigone by Richard Emil Braun offers, in lean, sinewy verse and lyrics of unusual intensity, an interpretation informed by exemplary scholarship and critical insight. Braun presents an Antigone not marred by excessive sentimentality or pietistic attitudes. His interpretation demonstrates the extraordinary structural symmetry and beauty of Sophocles' design by focusing on the balanced and harmonious view of tragically opposed wills that makes the play so perennially moving.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: Richard Emil Braun
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Manifested in:

Antigone (1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195061675
Pages: 126

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Edition #4: Antigone

Antigone (1939)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Dudley Fitts Robert Fitzgerald
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