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eBook The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles ePub

by Robert Bagg

  • ISBN: 1558494537
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Robert Bagg
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: E.D.S.; Annotated edition edition (December 31, 2004)
  • Pages: 269
  • ePub book: 1476 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1813 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone trace three generations of a family manipulated by the . I feel, though, what Robert Bagg and James Scully have done in "The Complete Plays of Sophocles" represents the future of classical translation.

Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone trace three generations of a family manipulated by the inscrutably vindictive god Apollo to commit patricide, incest, and kin murder. Elektra and Women of Trakhis begin as studies of women obsessed with hatred and desire but become dissenting critiques of the Greeks’ enthusiasm for revenge and ego-crazed heroics. Particularly, I found myself completely enveloped in Scully's translation of "Phiolktetes".

Sophocles, Robert Bagg

Sophocles, Robert Bagg. Vivid translations of three masterworks of Western literature; With this volume, poet Robert Bagg completes his translation of the three plays in which Sophocles dra matized the agony and destruction inflicted on Oedipus and his family, the royal house of Thebes. To the newly revised Oedipus the King, first published in 1982, Bagg adds Antigone and Oedipus at Kolonos.

This book presents faithful translations of Sophocles' three Oedipus plays ( Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos and . Robert Bagg taught English at the University of Massachusetts from 1965 until his retirement in 1996.

This book presents faithful translations of Sophocles' three Oedipus plays ( Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos and Antigone ) which made plain the vulnerability of every man to the will of the gods. He has published three volumes of poetry, including "Body Blows: Poems New and Selected," as well as translations of Euripides’ "Hippolytos" and "The Bakkhai.

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles with Notes and Introductions by Robert and Mary Bagg (University of Massachusetts Press). HORSEGOD: Collected Poems (iUniverse).

Translated by Robert Bagg. My aim has been to make a translation of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus that is both accurate and playable. Is Oedipus innocent or guilty? What does the play imply about the nature of divinity? Of the. Total literal accuracy is probably beyond reach, given our imperfect and embattled knowledge of what Sophocles' Greek actually means at many points. Nor is it desirable, given the odd and distracting locutions literal translation of Greek will frequently impose on English.

By Sophocles, Robert Bagg. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

By Sophocles, Robert Bagg. Composed decades apart in the fifth century BCE, these tragedies hold a central place in Western literature-not only because of the formal beauty and dramatic power of their poetry, but because of the shocking ironies that convey Sophocles' understanding of divine malice and human vulnerability. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the . Robert Bagg’s timely translations allow the power and depth of Sophocles’s masterpieces to shine through clearly to readers today.

Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone-together known as The Oedipus Cycle. One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for nobility and greatness lead paradoxically to their own tragic downfalls.

Robert Bagg and James Scully run down his common themes in their intro . Bagg and Scully have given us a new version of Sophocles that is dramatic, poetic, and lyrical.

Bagg and Scully have given us a new version of Sophocles that is dramatic, poetic, and lyrical.

Robert bagg and james scully. Consider the words of Oedipus’ wife, Jokasta, as she enters, unexpectedly, to mediate a quarrel between her husband and her brother Kreon. Through the plays of Sophocles, in common with those of Aeschylus and Euripides, thousands of theatergoers could witness and contemplate human life at its most extreme and meaningful.

Award-winning poet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully present a gripping new translation of Western literature's earliest treasures in The Complete Plays of Sophocles

Award-winning poet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully present a gripping new translation of Western literature's earliest treasures in The Complete Plays of Sophocles.

When Greeks gathered to watch Athenian tragedy they expected nothing less than an `essentially religious experience', in which every emotion would be rung from them and they would be left weeping and wailing. This book presents faithful translations of Sophocles' three Oedipus plays ( Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Kolonos and Antigone ) which made plain the vulnerability of every man to the will of the gods. Each play is introduced with a discussion of Sophocles' tragic themes and devices while the main introduction contrasts the content and style of the tragedies with the lucky life of their dramatist who lived until the age of 91. The notes for each play can be found at the end of the book.