The Three Theban Plays
Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus
Antigone defending her integrity and ideals to the death, Oedipus questing for his identity and achieving immortalitythese heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC.
Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters.
- Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Oxford University
'A marvel of craftsmanship and intelligence'
'The best modern English translation available'
'The most impressive verse translations of Sophocles that have been made'