Fate and Ambiguity in Oedipus the King

Fate and Ambiguity in Oedipus the King

by Stelios Ramfos
     
 

Fate and Ambiguity in Oedipus the King is a literary and philosophical reflection by one of Greece's leading contemporary philosophers on one of the world's greatest dramatic works. The Oedipus story is about the quest for truth, but its spiritual center is the somber mystery of identity. The emotional power of Sophocles' play - as Oedipus searches for the truth about…  See more details below

Overview

Fate and Ambiguity in Oedipus the King is a literary and philosophical reflection by one of Greece's leading contemporary philosophers on one of the world's greatest dramatic works. The Oedipus story is about the quest for truth, but its spiritual center is the somber mystery of identity. The emotional power of Sophocles' play - as Oedipus searches for the truth about himself - challenges us to search for our own truth and identity.
This book continues the discussion of the play by thinkers from Aristotle to the present day, with special relevance for today's readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972466196
Publisher:
Somerset Hall Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Pages:
185
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Stelios Ramfos is a graduate of the Universities of Athens and Paris, and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne. His teaching career in Paris and Athens has resulted in the publication of more than twenty books on the development of the philosophical idea of personhood.

Born in 1945 of Greek descent, Norman Russell studied at the universities of London and Oxford. Holding an Oxford doctorate in theology, he is the author of The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2004), and the translator of a number of books, including Stelios Ramfos' Like a Pelican in the Wilderness (Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2000).

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