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By Sophocles, Robert Bagg, James Scully

Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature’s earliest treasures in TheComplete performs of Sophocles. within the culture of Robert Fagles’bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey, andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore’sAeschylus, Bagg and Scully render Sophocles’ dramasaccessible and fascinating for the trendy reader. scholars new to Athenian drama,readers of classical literature, and someone wishing to kindle anew theirpassion for Greek tragedy will locate not more alluring front to thesemilestones of worldwide literature than in Bagg andScully’s The entire performs of Sophocles.

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You shall rue your witless educating of knowledge. HAEMON. when you weren't my father i might have referred to as you unwise. CREON. You woman’s slave, use no wheedling speech with me. HAEMON. you will communicate after which pay attention no answer? CREON. So? Now by way of the heaven above us, make sure of it, you shall shrewdpermanent for taunting me during this opprobrious pressure. bring about that hated factor to die forthwith in his presence, earlier than his eyes, at her bridegroom’s part! HAEMON. No, no longer at my aspect, by no means imagine it, shall she perish; nor shall you ever set eyes extra upon my face. Rave, then, with such pals as can suffer you. (Exit. ) refrain. the guy is long past, O King, in indignant haste; a younger brain whilst stung is fierce. CREON. enable him do or dream greater than man—good velocity to him! yet he shall now not store those women from their doom. refrain. Do you certainly function to slay either? CREON. now not her whose fingers are natural: you assert good. refrain. And by means of what doom do you suggest to slay the opposite? CREON. i'm going to take her the place the trail is loneliest and conceal her, dwelling, in a rocky vault with a lot nutrition set forth as piety prescribes, that town might keep away from a public stain. And there, praying to Hades, the one god whom she worships, probably she is going to receive unencumber from dying. otherwise she is going to study finally although overdue that it really is misplaced hard work to revere the lifeless. (Exit. ) refrain. Love, unconquered within the struggle, Love, who makest havoc of wealth, who keepest thy vigil at the smooth cheek of a maiden; thou roamest over the ocean, and one of the houses of dwellers within the wilds; no immortal can get away thee, nor any between males whose existence is for an afternoon; and he to whom thou hast come is mad. The simply themselves have their minds warped through thee to fallacious, for his or her spoil: ’tis thou that hast stirred up this current strife of kinsmen; triumphant is the love-kindling gentle from the eyes of the reasonable bride; it's a energy enthroned in sway beside the everlasting legislation; for there the goddess Aphrodite is operating her unconquerable will. (ANTIGONE is led out to her execution. ) yet now I additionally am carried past the limits of loyalty, and will not more maintain again the streaming tears, while I see Antigone hence passing to the bridal chamber the place all are laid to relaxation. ANTIGONE. See me, voters of my place of origin, environment forth on my final method, taking a look my final at the sun that's for me not more. Hades who offers sleep to all is major me dwelling to Acheron’s shore. i've got had no element within the chant that brings the bride, nor has any music been mine for the crowning of bridals. Me the lord of the darkish Lake shall wed. refrain. wonderful, for this reason, and with compliment you leave to that deep position of the lifeless. losing ailment has now not smitten you, you haven't stumbled on the wages of the sword. No, mistress of your personal destiny and nonetheless alive you shall go to Hades as no different of mortal style has handed. ANTIGONE. i've got heard in different days how dread a doom occurred our Phrygian visitor, the daughter of Tantalus, at the Sipylian heights; how, like clinging ivy, the expansion of stone subdued her; and the rains fail now not, as males inform, from her losing shape, nor fails the snow, whereas underneath her weeping lids the tears bedew her bosom.

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