This quantity comprises 3 masterpieces by way of the Greek playwright Sophocles, extensively appeared considering the fact that antiquity because the maximum of the entire tragic poets. The shiny translations, which mix splendor and modernity, are striking for his or her lucidity and accuracy, and are both appropriate for studying for excitement, examine, or theatrical functionality. the choice of Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Electra not just deals the reader the main influential and recognized of Sophocles' works, it additionally provides in a single quantity the 2 performs ruled by way of a feminine heroic determine, and the event of the 2 nice dynasties featured in Greek tragedy--the homes of Oedipus and Agamemnon.
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This is the truth, my friends. 1320 Away, take me away, far from the sight of men! My life now is death. Lead me away from here. Chorus. That would be well, if anything is well. Briefest is best when such disaster comes. Antistrophe 2 CREON [sings]. O come, best of all the days I can see, The last day of all, the day that brings death. 1330 O come quickly! Come, thou night with no dawn! Chorus. That's for the future; here and now are duties That fall on those to whom they are allotted. Creon. I prayed for death; I wish for nothing else.
Then you may go; go where you like. You have Been fully cleared of that grave accusation. [Exit GUARD You: tell me briefly—I want no long speech: Did you not know that this had been forbidden? Antigone. Of course I knew. There was a proclamation. Creon. And so you dared to disobey the law? Antigone. Itwas not Zeus who published this decree, 450 Nor have the Powers who rule among the dead* Imposed such laws as this upon mankind; Nor could I think that a decree of yours— A man—could override the laws of Heaven* Unwritten and unchanging.
Thrice happy are they who have never known disaster! Once a house is shaken of Heaven, disaster Never leaves it, from generation to generation. 'Tis even as the swelling sea, When the roaring wind from Thrace* Drives blustering over the water and makes it black: 590 It bears up from below A thick, dark cloud of mud, And groaning cliffs repel the smack of wind and angry breakers. Antistrophe 1 I see, in the house of our kings, how ancient sorrows Rise again; disaster is linked with disaster. Woe again must each generation inherit.