Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

by Sophocles


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The first drama in the Oedipus Trilogy, "Oedipus Rex", is the tragic tale of Oedipus who has accidentally killed his father and married his mother. One of the most widely read of all Greek tragedies, "Oedipus Rex", stands as one of not only the greatest dramas from classical antiquity but as one of the greatest dramas of all time. Its influence on literature and theatre cannot be overstated and it is as compelling today as when it was first performed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781774261293
Publisher: East India Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/20/2020
Pages: 78
Sales rank: 381,096
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Sophocles(ca. 497/6–407/6 BCE) was the most acclaimed dramatist of his era, winning more than twenty festival competitions in ancient Athens. He is believed to have written 123 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form. David Mulroy is professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He has translated The Complete Poetry of Catullus, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.


Table of Contents



    Historical Background       

    Interpretive Issues       

Sophocles, Oedipus Rex       

Appendix 1. The Riddle of the Sphinx       

Appendix 2. A Synopsis of Sophocles' Theban Trilogy       

Suggestions for Further Reading

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