The three theban plays oedipus the king oedipus at colonus antigone by sophocles translation by f storr to laius king of thebes an oracle foretold that the child born to him by his queen jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother. The three theban plays oedipus the king oedipus at colonus and antigone sophocles f storr on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers theban plays the theban plays consist of three plays oedipus the king also called oedipus tyrannus or by its latin title oedipus rex. The three theban pays are the absolute pillar stone of ancient greek drama and in my opinion they contain two of the best plays ever written oedipus the king and antigone oedipus the king because sometimes lifes a real bitchfate is unavoidable in ancient greek tragedy. The three theban plays antigone oedipus the king oedipus at colonus by sophocles the heroic greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century bc towering over the rest of greek tragedy the three plays that tell the story of the fated theban royal family antigone oedipus the king and oedipus at colonus are . The three theban plays antigone oedipus the king oedipus at colonus 2003 sophocles bernard knox robert fagles pearson education limited 2003
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