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Antigone - Sophocles, J.E. Thomas
Antigone
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To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition™ includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully... show more
To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition™ includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play. The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles’ classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play. Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were more than two thousand years ago. Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781580493888 (1580493882)
ASIN: 1580493882
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc.
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
Series: The Theban Plays (#3)
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Antigone
I probably enjoyed this play the least of the three Theban plays. It is really the tragedy of Creon and not Antigone and it marks the end of the destruction of the house of Oedipus. It is the most straight forward of the Theban plays and it has the structure and content that one expects of Greek d...
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
4.0
Read for my Law, Justice, and Morality class.
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it
4.0 Antigone
Read for my Law, Justice, and Morality class.
AmySea
AmySea rated it
I remember reading this in high school, and I liked it much better then. I just re-read this, and I just don't think that it has anything near the complexity of Oedipus. I found it to be mostly uninteresting, and lacking in emotional punch.
Well-Lucubrated
Well-Lucubrated rated it
5.0
A masterpiece that transcends the passage of time! How incredibly relevant this nearly 2,500 year-old drama is!While I couldn't even begin to enumerate all of the fascinating subtleties that are contained within this work, I will mention a few aspects that I believe will stick with me for the long h...
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