Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information Timelines of significant events in Greek history and theater that provide the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson
Sophocles (est. 497-406 B.C.E.) was a celebrated Greek playwright who won more drama competitions than Aeschylus and Euripides combined. He is known for his advancements in character development and for adding a third character to his plays, relying less on the chorus. Though he wrote over 120 plays, only seven remain today, the most famous of which are Oedipus Rex and Antigone.