ISBN-10:
0393098745
ISBN-13:
9780393098747
Pub. Date:
07/28/1970
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Oedipus Tyrannus: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Oedipus Tyrannus: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

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Overview

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.


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393098747
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/1970
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 332,664
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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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