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Oedipus the King and Antigone

Sophocles, Peter D. Arnott (Translated by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-81864-0 September 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 107 Pages


Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy-Oedipus the King and Antigone-for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Sophocles and a bibliography.

B.C. 495: Birth of Sophocles

480: Chosen to lead the chorus celebrating the Greet victory over Persia at Salamis

468: Production of the lost Triptolemus; defeats Aeschylus in the dramatic festival

?: Production of Antigone

440: Appointed general, serves on expedition against the island of Samos

?: Production of The Women of Trachis

431: Outbreak of war between Athens and Sparta

?429: Production of Oedipus the King

?: Production of Electra

409: Production of Philoctetes

406: Death of Sophocles

401: Posthumous production of Oedipus at Colonus