"when men’s lives are swollen with hubris they are toppled down by some disaster sent from heaven" -from Sophocles' Ajax

14 February 2014

Sophocles' Theban Plays

In this video blog I address Sophocles' Theban plays--Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. I also discuss Sophocles' ability to very subtly shift how we perceive characters like Oedipus and Creon over the course of plays.

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