SOPHOCLES THE THREE THEBAN PLAYS ANTIGONE • OEDIPUS THE KING OEDIPUS AT COLONUS TRANSLATED BY ROBERT FAGLES. Plot summaries and analysis of Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex. the translation by Robert Fagles The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus . Robert Fagles. Introduction and notes by Bernard Knox. New York: Viking Press, PP. $ Oedipus the King. Trans. Stephen Berg and Diskin Clay.

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What more misery could you want? We are in your hands.

At least revere the Sun, the holy fire that keeps us all alive. You did, you forced me, twisted it out of me. My father — how can my father equal nothing? Is he still alive? A herdsman, were you? Dear god, who oedippus it? The time has come to reveal this once for all. Wheeling on the messenger. Take care of them, I beg you.

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Uncover the murderers fgles Laius, put them to death or drive them into exile. There was a riddle, not for some passer-by to solve — it cried out for a prophet. Pray for life, my children, live where you are free to grow and season. Drive me out of the land at once, far from sight, where I can never hear a human voice. No more than I am.

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I paid him back with interest! Shall I say more, so you can really rage?

What did I say? Your own flesh and blood! What love, what call of the heart can touch my ears with joy? A light tip of the scales can put old bones to rest.

Here is proof, quick and to the point. I say you are the murderer you hunt.

Where are the public gatherings you can join, the banquets of the clans? Where did this thing happen? Look me in the eyes!

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How I weep for you — I cannot see you now. Watching over my flocks, grazing them on the slopes. If you are the man he says you are, believe me, you were bom for pain. Or are you tempting me oedilus talk?

Oedipus the King (text) Fagles translation

Why so anxious, startled? I will speak out now as a stranger to the story, a stranger to the crime. Get him into the halls — quickly as you can. Oh no, not that, you pure and awesome gods, never let me see that dayl Let me slip g from the world of men, vanish without a trace before I see myself stained with such corruption, stained to the heart. Sickness then — poor man, it wore him down.


What do you want? So, you mock my blindness? He loved me, deeply. Apollo, friends, Apollo — he ordained my agonies — these, my pains on pains! Let me have it from your lips. I set you free. But the hand that struck my eyes was mine, mine alone — no one else — I did it all myselfi What good were eyes to me?

The Three Theban Plays

Never expose a thing of guilt and holy dread so great it appalls the earth, the rain from heaven, the light of day! That day you learn the truth about your marriage, the wedding-march that sang you into your halls, the lusty voyage home to the fatal harbor! Much as you want. Your doom is eodipus You there, have you lost all respect for human feelings?

Do one thing more, for your sake, not mine.