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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date March 31, 1988
Pages 114
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195054934
ISBN-10 0195054938
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $9.95
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals. Under the editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shaprio, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on difficult passages, ample stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical names and geographical references encountered in the dialogue.

Sophocles' Oedipus the King paves the way as the first in the series to appear in paperback. In this highly-acclaimed translation of the greatest of all Greek tragedies, Stephen Berg--the well-known poet--and Diskin Clay--the distinguished classicist--combine their talents to offer the contemporary reader a dazzling version of Sophocles' timeless work. Emphasizing the intensity of the spoken language, they capture the unrelenting power of Sophoclean drama.

No other English translation conveys the same terrifying emotional level, especially in the choral odes, the forceful descriptions of Jokasta's death, the blinding of Oedipus, and the final scene of desolation. Berg and Clay's translation--now available for the first time in paperback--both adheres strictly to the original meaning of the play and breathes new life into its language.


Editions
Hardcover
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With Nicholas Rudall | from Ivan R Dee (September 1, 2000)
9781566633079 | details & prices | 62 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (September 12, 2015)
9781517325152 | details & prices | 68 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.16 in. | List price $7.00
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About: Oedipus the King tells the story of Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes, whilst in the process unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father Laius and marry his mother Jocasta.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 18, 2013)
9781492372578 | details & prices | 92 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.21 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $6.59
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About: Sophocles's Oedipus The King.
With Robert Bagg (other contributor) | from Perennial (August 7, 2012)
9780062132086 | details & prices | 139 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $8.99
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With Nicholas Rudall | from Ivan R Dee (September 1, 2000)
9781566633086 | details & prices | 62 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $9.95
About: The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization.
from Pocket Classics (April 1, 1995)
9789990018950 | details & prices | 126 pages | List price $0.02
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With Bernard Knox | from Pocket Classics (September 1, 1994)
9780671888046 | details & prices | 126 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $5.50
About: Sophocles' tragic drama about the downfall of Oedipus after the prophesy that he will murder his father and marry his mother comes true
The price comparison is for this edition
With Stephen Berg, Diskin Clay | from Oxford Univ Pr (March 31, 1988)
9780195054934 | details & prices | 114 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $9.95
About: Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals.
With Robert Bagg (other contributor) | from Univ of Massachusetts Pr (July 1, 1982)
9780870233623 | details & prices | 7.25 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Sophocles' tragic drama about the downfall of Oedipus after the prophesy that he will murder his father and marry his mother comes true.
from Perfection Learning (September 1, 1980)
9780895987419 | details & prices | 98 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.20 lbs | List price $3.45
This edition also contains Oedipus the King
About: Sophocles' tragic drama about the downfall of Oedipus after the prophesy that he will murder his father and marry his mother comes true.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Spencer Garrett (other contributor), Nicholas Rudall (other contributor), Harry J. Lennix (other contributor), Francis Guinan (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (May 10, 2016)
9781522609926 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Written by Sophocles, Oedipus is one of the first and greatest of all Greek tragedies.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (July 1, 2005)
9780606347860 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $14.00
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from Demco Media (September 1, 1994)
9780606066303 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.99
This edition also contains Oedipus the King
About: Sophocles' tragic drama about the downfall of Oedipus after the prophesy that he will murder his father and marry his mother comes true
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417688661
 
from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2005)
9781417688661 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $15.95
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About: A new edition of a dramatic classic about a king's struggle with pride, incest, and murder features period illustrations and photographs, a historical background, and a modern critical perspective that relates the piece to contemporary issues.

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