Antigone by Charles Segal
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Antigone
By Charles Segal

Antigone

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Antigone by Charles Segal

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Oedipus, the former ruler of Thebes, has died. Now, when his young daughter Antigone defies her uncle, Kreon, the new ruler, because he has prohibited the burial of her dead brother, she and he enact a primal conflict between young and old, woman and man, individual and ruler, family and state, courageous and self-sacrificing reverence for the gods of the earth and perhaps self-serving allegiance to the gods of the sky. Echoing through western culture for more than two millennia, Sophocles' Antigone has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict and human tragedy, the role of the divine in human life, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destiny. This exciting new translation of the play is extremely faithful to the Greek, eminently playable, and poetically powerful. For readers, actors, students, teachers, and theatrical directors, this new translation of one of the greatest plays in the history of the western world provides the best combination of contemporary, powerful language, along with superb background and notes on meaning, interpretation, and ancient beliefs, attitudes, and contexts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195143737
ISBN-10: 0195143736
Format: Hardback
(208mm x 136mm x 21mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles Segal

Reginald Gibbons is Professor of English at Northwestern University. His books of poetry include It's Time and Homage to Longshot O'Leary. Charles Segal was Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. His books include dipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledgend phocles' Tragic World: Divinity, Nature, Society. The two also translated Euripides' Bakkhai.

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