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Oedipus at Colonus
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The Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 5: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes de Encyclopedia Britannica (indireta)
Great Books Of The Western World - 54 Volume Set, Incl. 10 Vols of Great Ideas Program & 3 Great Ideas Today (1966, 1967 de Robert Maynard Hutchins (indireta)
Great Books Of The Western World - 54 Volume Set, Incl. 10 Vols of Great Ideas Program & 10 Volumes Gateway To Great Books de Robert Maynard Hutchins (indireta)
GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD--54 Volumes 27 volumes 1961-1987 GREAT IDEAS TODAY (Yearbooks) 10 volumes GATEWAY TO THE GREAT BOOKS 10 volumes GREAT IDEAS PROGRAM. Total 101 Volumes. de Robert Maynard Hutchins (indireta)
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The latest title to join the acclaimed Greek Tragedy in New Translations series, Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus tells the story of the last day in the life of Oedipus. It was written at the end of the fifth century BCE in Athens, in the final years of the "Golden Age" of Athenian culture, andin the last year of Sophocles' own life. At the center of the play is the mysterious transformation of Oedipus from an old and blind beggar, totally dependent on his daughters, to the man who rises from his seat and, without help, leads everyone to the place where he is destined to die. In thebackground of this transformation stands the grove of the Furies, the sacred place of the implacable goddesses who pursue the violators of blood relationships. Although Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother, is an obvious target of the Furies' vengeance, he enters their grove at thebeginning of the play, sure that it is the resting place Apollo has predicted for him. The reversals and paradoxes in the play speak to the struggle that Oedipus' life and the action of the play bring vividly before us: how do we as humans, subject to constant change, find stable ground on which tostand and define our moral lives? Sophocles offers his play as a witness to the remarkable human capacity to persevere in this struggle.
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