Oedipus Rex: A Play

Oedipus Rex: A Play

by Sophocles, F. Storr

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Overview

A king tries in vain to avert a horrific fate in this epic tragedy, widely considered a masterpiece.

Oedipus was warned that his destiny is for him to kill his father and marry his mother. So he fled his home and has now become the king of Thebes, taking the throne after the death of its previous occupant, Laius, and marrying his widow, Jocasta.

But just as Laius long ago labored to defy a prophecy and ultimately failed, so will Oedipus, in this masterpiece by the great tragedian of ancient Greece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504062824
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Series: The Oedipus Cycle , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 52
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived to the modern day. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than those of Euripides.
Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than or contemporary with those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides.

Table of Contents

Preface       

Introduction       

    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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