This quantity includes 3 masterpieces through the Greek playwright Sophocles, largely looked considering the fact that antiquity because the maximum of the entire tragic poets. The shiny translations, which mix attractiveness and modernity, are striking for his or her lucidity and accuracy, and are both compatible for studying for excitement, research, or theatrical functionality. the choice of Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Electra not just deals the reader the main influential and well-known of Sophocles' works, it additionally provides in a single quantity the 2 performs ruled via a feminine heroic determine, and the adventure of the 2 nice dynasties featured in Greek tragedy--the homes of Oedipus and Agamemnon.
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Chorus. Your curse constrains me; therefore will I speak. I did not kill him, neither can I tell Who did. It is for Phoebus, since he laid The task upon us, to declare the man. Oedipus. True; but to force the gods against their will— 280 That is a thing beyond all human power. Chorus. All I could say is but a second best. Oedipus. Though it were third best, do not hold it back. Chorus. I know of none that reads Apollo's mind So surely as the lord Teiresias; Consulting him you best might learn the truth.
Oedipus. My children, what you long for, that I know Indeed, and pity you. I know how cruelly You suffer; yet, though sick, not one of you 60 Suffers a sickness half as great as mine. Yours is a single pain; each man of you Feels but his own. My heart is heavy with The city's pain, my own, and yours together. You come to me not as to one asleep And needing to be wakened; many a tear I have been shedding, every path of thought Have I been pacing; and what remedy, What single hope my anxious thought has found That I have tried.
Creon. His death, Apollo clearly charges us, We must avenge upon his murderers. Oedipus. Where are they now? And where shall we disclose The unseen traces of that ancient crime? Creon. —A man who hunts with care 110 May often find what other men will miss. Oedipus. * In the palace here? Or in the country? Or was he abroad? Creon. He made a journey to consult the god, He said—and never came back home again. Oedipus. But was there no report? no fellow traveller Whose knowledge might have helped you in your search ?
Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's Classics) by Sophocles