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Oedipus Tyrannus By Sophocles

Oedipus Tyrannus
by Sophocles

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This translation is for the contemporary reader. Specifically commissioned for stage production, it rings easily on the modern ear and yet remains faithful to Sophocles' original, avoiding the archaisms of other translations.
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Oedipus Tyrannus Summary


Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles

The text is accompanied by a wealth of carefully chosen background materials and essays.

"Passages from Ancient Authors" includes selections from Homer's Odyssey, Thucydides' account of the plague, and Euripedes' Phoenissae.

The best of ancient and modern criticism is represented, encouraging discussion from psychological, religious, anthropological, dramatic, and literary perspectives.

Under the heading "Religion and Psychology" are included writings on the Oedipus myth by Martin P. Nilsson, Meyer Fortes, Gordon M. Kirkwood, Thalia Phillies Feldman, and Sigmund Freud.

The authors of the selections in "Criticism" are Aristotle, C. M. Bowra, R. C. Jebb, S. M. Adams, A. J. A. Waldock, Albin Lesky, Werner Jaeger, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Jones, D. W. Lucas, Bernard M. W. Knox, Cedric H. Whitman, Richmond Lattimore, Robert Cohen, Francis Fergusson, and H. D. F. Kitto.

The special question of Oedipus's guilt or innocence is addressed in essays by J. T. Sheppard, Laszlo Versenyi, P. H. Vellacott, E. R. Dodds, Thomas Gould, and Philip Wheelwright.

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About Sophocles


Luci Berkowitz is Research Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. She is co-author of The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Canon of Greek Authors and Works, now in its third edition. Theodore F. Brunner is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of California, Irvine, and founding director of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. He is author of numerous scholarly articles.

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GOR004396793
Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles
Sophocles
Norton Critical Editions
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
1970-04-01
272
0393098745
9780393098747
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