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Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus

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by Sophocles
     
 

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Part of the trilogy that includes Oedipus Rex and Antigone, this drama of classical antiquity represents the great Athenian playwright's crowning achievement in depicting the painful quest for truth and self-knowledge that results in the triumph of the spirit. Blamed for the discord within his former kingdom and banished by its citizens, Oedipus wanders for years in

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Part of the trilogy that includes Oedipus Rex and Antigone, this drama of classical antiquity represents the great Athenian playwright's crowning achievement in depicting the painful quest for truth and self-knowledge that results in the triumph of the spirit. Blamed for the discord within his former kingdom and banished by its citizens, Oedipus wanders for years in lonely exile until he finds a haven in a sacred olive grove at Colonus. Unabridged republication of the Sir George Young translation.

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“A joy to read. . . . Mulroy invites readers to reevaluate and discover a new appreciation for this often difficult play. Readers will appreciate his eye (and especially his ear) for detail, and his talent for recapturing much of the majesty and magic of Sophocles’ original.”—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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ISBN-13:
9780048820501
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
01/28/1948

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Eamon Grennan is the Dexter M. Ferry Professor of English at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the author of six books of poetry. Rachel Kintzinger is the Matthew Vassar Professor Of Greek and Latin Language and Literature at Vassar and the co-editor of Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean.

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