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Oedipus at Colonus

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ISBN-10: 0486406598

ISBN-13: 9780486406596

Edition: 1999 (Unabridged)

Authors: Sophocles

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Blamed for the discord within his former kingdom and banished by its citizens, Oedipus wanders for years in lonely exile until he finds a haven in a sacred olive grove at Colonus. Part of the trilogy that includes Oedipus Rex and Antigone; considered the great playwright's crowning achievement. Sir George Young translation.
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Book details

List price: $3.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/2/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

The Greek dramatist Sophocles, born to a wealthy family at Colonus, near Athens, was admired as a boy for his personal beauty and musical skill. He served faithfully as a treasurer and general for Athens when it was expanding its empire and influence. In the dramatic contests, he defeated Aeschylus in 468 b.c. for first prize in tragedy, wrote a poem to Herodotus (see Vol. 3), and led his chorus and actors in mourning for Euripides just a few months before his own death. He wrote approximately 123 plays, of which 7 tragedies are extant, as well as a fragment of his satiric play, Ichneutae (Hunters). His plays were produced in the following order: Ajax (c.450 b.c.), Antigone (441 b.c.),…