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Oedipus at Colonus By Sophocles Eamon Grennan Rachel Kitzinger,

  • Title: Oedipus at Colonus
  • Author: Sophocles Eamon Grennan Rachel Kitzinger
  • ISBN: 9780195135046
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, and in the last year of Sophocles own life At the center of the play is the mysterioThe 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, and in 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 the background 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 the beginning 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 to stand and define our moral lives Sophocles offers his play as a witness to the remarkable human capacity to persevere in this struggle.
    Oedipus at Colonus 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 fi

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    1. Oedipus has been cursed by fate After unwittingly killing his farther and marrying his own mother, he was cast out of his own land he was banished by fate He is now blind, old and has but only one wish death His sister daughters children born of incest with his mother wish to help in this but his son brothers want him to return to the land of Thebes alive and well They have heard a new prophecy concerning his fate, and they have grown to fear it However, as readers ofOedipus the Kinglearnt, tryi [...]

    2. A Theban Addendum5 May 2012 This is a rather unusual play in that while it is connected with the main Theban epic, it does not seem to sit well within the epic cycle Rather it seems to be an attempt by Sophocles to explore some of the unanswered questions that arose within both the Antigone and Oedipus Tyrannos, particularly as whether Oedipus was truly guilty of his actions he was not as they were done in ignorance as well as how Creon basically became a jerk I say that because in Oedipus Tyran [...]

    3. It was of mortal exits the most marvelous 4.5 stars What a surprise this was It s the least read of the Oedipus cycle and probably the last of the 123 plays that Sophocles ever wrote, of which only 7 survive , but it s now my favorite of those three connected plays Part homage to Athens which was falling to Sparta at the time this was written , part portrait of old age, at its heart this is a play about the duel faces of life betrayal and loyalty, pain and love, disillusionment and redemption An [...]

    4. Yunan Mitolojisini kronolojik olarak okudu um i in zaman n yaz n zerindeki etkisini g zlemleme ans m da oluyor Okuman n kendisi kadar, Homeros tan Sophokles e kadar ge en, asl nda k sac k zamanda ne kadar eyin de i ti ini g rmek ok zevkli Oidipus serisinin karakterlerini ve diyaloglar n ok daha derinlikli buldum ben lyada ve Odessa da tek bir bireyden bahsederken dahi bahsedilen bireyi toplumdan ba ms z d nemeyece iniz bir slup varken, Oidipus daki karakterler art k bireyselle mi ve hepsi kendin [...]

    5. Kral Oidipus un devami olan Oidiupus Kolonos ta Oidipus, basina gelen onca felaketten sonra kehanetlerin gerceklesmesi ve tum bu olanlarin artik bir son bulmasi icin kizi Antigone ile Kolonos a gelir ancak her sey bekledigi gibi olmaz Diyaloglar ve olaylar cok guzel kurgulanmis.

    6. necess ria arte para comentar obras de Arte N o a tenho Limito me aos resumos, ilustrados com a arte de quem fala sem palavras Na pe a Rei dipo, segundo uma profecia do Or culo de Delfos, Laio rei de Tebas e Jocasta ter o um filho que matar o pai e casar com a m e O beb entregue, pela m e, a um pastor para que o mate Este, n o tendo coragem, abandonou o e dipo adoptado pelo rei de Corinto Em adulto, quando sabe da profecia, abandona o reino e ao cruzar se com um desconhecido, ap s um conflito, m [...]

    7. Sophocles in Kral Oidipus ve Antigone oyunlar n n aras ndaki hikayeyi anlatan Theban lemesinin ikinci kitab Oedipus at Colonus Oidipus Kolonos ta , g l diline ra men hikaye a s ndan yazar n ne yaz k ki en zay f oyunu niteli inde Oidipus un trajik ya am n n Tanr lar kat na kar larak sonunda d llendirildi i hikayede bir nevi yazar karaktere g zel bir son bah ederek okuyucuyu ilk defa mutlu ediyor Tabii bunu karakteri ld rerek yapmas yine okuyucuda bir burukluk yarat yor Ayn zamanda yazar n lmeden [...]

    8. Chorus So in this new event we seeNew forms of terror working through the blind.Or else inscrutable destiny How s that for making this play so very relevant to today new forms of terror I read The Oedipus Cycle all the way through all three plays basically because in grade school, I had read Rex the first in the series and Antigone the last in the series , but not this one, and oddly I find Oedipus at Colonus the best Most of this play takes place in a garden of sorts and the blind Rex has suffe [...]

    9. This drama is much like a trial for Oedipus, who is accepted if not forgiven by the Athenians Of course, Oedipus fails to show similar mercy himself with regard to his own son He still exhibits the same fatal flaw of anger and stubbornness that haunted him throughout his life in Thebes In this sense, he is his own jury and executioner His sentence condemns not only himself, but his sons and, as we later find out, Antigone Ironically, Oedipus goes to his grave convinced that he is innocent becaus [...]

    10. I read this by Fagles translation The Oedipus Cycle Oedipus Rex Oedipus at Colonus Antigone , but here is my quick review of this particular play I figure that the ancient Greek dramas are closely related to their philosophy In this play, the question is if you commit a crime without knowing what you were doing, are you still guilty Oedipus didn t know Jocasta was his mother when he married her So is he guilty of incest His other crime killing Laius sounds to be a case of self defense, at least [...]

    11. King Lear and Colonus share a lot in common Women are stronger and morally superior to the men like Cordelia, Antigone never abandons her father the question of him being her brother father does not reduce her familial devotion Colonus might be the first feminist text It also might be the first detective story, wherein Oedipus pitilessly investigates his own actions As GODFATHER II proved, sequels can be better.

    12. Just because you unknowingly committed patricide and matriphilia doesn t mean you have an Oedipal complex.

    13. As much worth reading and re reading as one should hope, though markedly different to some of the earlier masterpieces of Sophocles I am pleased to continue on to the next translation Fagles Still, I must say that Kreon disappoints me greatly.

    14. Edipo en Colono, a pesar de ser la ltima tragedia escrita por S focles, es como una precuela de Ant gona y la continuaci n de Edipo Rey Aunque si en Edipo Rey, este decide exiliarse al conocer quien es, en esta obra, parece ser que Edipo no se exilia sino que es desterrado por sus dos hijos, ya pasado un tiempo desde que todos conocen la historia y el pasado de Edipo.En esta obra Edipo una vez expulsado de Tebas por sus hijos, vaga errante y va a parar a Colono, cerca de Atenas, y all recibe las [...]

    15. A beautiful play by the great Ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles In Oedipus in Colonus Sophocles continues with the same story of Oedipus life, but after twenty years of blinding himself and wandering as a beggar, leaning on his daughter Antigone Also the play s main theme is self knowledge and enlightenment, where Oedipus, who in the first play blamed, punished himself, and insisted on being exiled from his own home, now seems to have changed his ideas and perspectives, finding himself to be as [...]

    16. After reading Oedipus Rex, I continued on to read this play out of all of the plays that are considered to be in this series, I was the least familiar with this one, considering that I was not really aware of what happens between the first and third installments However, I actually think that Oedipus at Colonus is a really important piece of the series to read for several reasons So, was Oedipus really a guilty man After all, he did accomplish his predestined fate unknowingly Is it wrong to trea [...]

    17. After the roaring success of Antigone, Sophocles wrote a prequel, Oedipus Rex, which might even have been better than the first No one can rest on that kind of box office success, so he completed the trilogy with this middle installment I thought this sort of crap originated with Hollywood, but it looks like it has a history that dates back thousands of years.If any play did not need a sequel, it was Oedipus Rex His life a total wreck, he was blind, exiled and doomed to wander until he suffered [...]

    18. So it s cool to see that Oedipus is still the same old guy, even years later I loved how he repeatedly refused to take any ownership of the part he played in his fate I was a little confused by the whole plot of this particular playI didn t quite understand why Oedipus was so mad at his son Polyniceshe says it s because Polynices exiled Oedipusbut Creon did, at Oedipus request either this play doesn t match up with Oedipus the King, or Oedipus came out of exile and then was re exiled against his [...]

    19. First readingThere wasn t much of the plot here It looked like a epiloque to Oedipus Rex combined with proloque to Seven Against Thebes But I kinda like it, especialy how Ismene is portraied here, since in Antigone her character seemed pretty hollow to me Nice, melancholic, not outstanding But if you read other Theban play you surely should read this one to complete the picture.Second readingI ve read it again and my reaction is similar to reaction I had when reading it for the first time I enjo [...]

    20. This is least read, performed and discussed play of the Theban Plays It certainly isn t as gory as the others Oedipus finds himself at Colonus, near Athens, where he knows he will die It has been prophesied that he will die and be buried at a place that will become the future location where Thebes will be defeated in a battle Thebes was the town that rejected him years before The location of his burial site must be kept secret However, the king of Thebes, as well as one of Oedipus sons, tries to [...]

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