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  • The Burial at Thebes

    The Burial at Thebes

    Sophocles' play, first staged in the fifth century B.C., stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security.

  • Antigone


  • Antigone


    This is an English translation of Sophocles’ tragedy of Antigone and her fate when she decides to bury her dead brother Polyneices.

  • Antigones

    George Steiner

    George Steiner here examines the far-reaching legacy of this great classical myth.

  • The Theban Plays

    The Theban Plays

    The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle aginst fate.

  • Oedipus at Colonus

    Oedipus at Colonus

    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.

  • Oedipus the King

    Oedipus the King

    Available for the first time as an independent work, David Grene’s legendary translation of Oedipus the King renders Sophocles’ Greek into cogent, vivid, and poetic English for a new generation to savor.

  • Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics

    Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics
    Alistair Welchman

    The burial at Thebes: A version of Sophocles' Antigone. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Heaney, Seamus. 2009. Title deeds: Translating a classic. In Living classics: Greece and Rome in contemporary poetry in english, ed. S.J. Harrison …

  • Feminist Readings of Antigone

    Feminist Readings of Antigone
    Fanny Söderbäck

    A play such as Fémi Òsófisan's Tègònni: An African Antigone (Ibadan, Nigeria: Kenbim Press, 1999) treats racial taboos … Judith Malina (New York: Applause Theatre, 1990); Seamus Heaney, The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' …

  • American Antigone: Women, Education, Nation, 1800--1870

    American Antigone: Women, Education, Nation, 1800–1870

    The Antigone of Sophocles with Notes, for the Use of Colleges in the United States, Theodore Woolsey (Boston: James … Heaney's The Burial at Thebes – A Version of Sophocles' Antigone published in Harvard Book Review (Winter 2005) . 7.

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