Verse translation by Paul Meurice and Auguste Vacquerie. All publications of this translation were linked to a performance. First staged in 1844 with music composed by Mendelssohn for the choral odes, it was revived in 1893 with music by Saint-Saëns, casting Mounet-Sully as Créon, and his brother Paul Mounet as Tiresias. Two school performances used Meurice's and Vacquerie's choral odes reprinted in 1901 (Bruxelles) and 1907 (Paris) along with translations adapted from Jean Bousquet's (1901) or done by the pupils' themselves (1907). Source: BNF catalogue général.
Ancient works on which this translation is based: