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Book Information: Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus (c.-407) [Play]
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Series: Oedipus Cycle (The Theban Plays)
Part: 2

Summary (From the publisher):

Blinded and disgraced, Oedipus dwells quietly in Thebes until the kingdom is roiled in discord attributed to his presence and the curse put upon him by the gods. The citizens banish their erstwhile sovereign to years of lonely exile. Finally, the aging king finds refuge in a sacred olive grove at Colonus, near Athens. In the meantime, Oedipus' two sons wage a struggle for control of Thebes. Secure in the protection of Theseus, ruler of Athens, and faithfully attended by his daughters Antigone and Ismene, Oedipus is a towering tragic figure whose final years comprise a moving portrayal of the perseverence of human dignity in the face of an incomprehensible and impersonal universe.

Original title: Οἰδίπους ἐπὶ Κολωνῷ [Oidipous epi Kolonoi]
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

Edition #1: Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus (2004)
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: Eamon Grennan Rachel Kitzinger
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Manifested in:

Oedipus at Colonus (2004)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195135040
Pages: 144

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Edition #2: Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Fagles)
Translated by: Robert Fagles
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Edition #3: Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus (1941)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Robert Fitzgerald
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Edition #4: Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus (1906)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Young)
Translated by: Sir George Young
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Manifested in:

Oedipus at Colonus (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486406598
Pages: 64

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