Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

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by Sophocles
     
 

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Oedipus Rex is the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes. Abandoned as a young child, Oedipus returns to Thebes, unaware of his heritage and the phrophecy surrounding his birth. The fulfillment of his destiny and of those prophecies results in grave consequences for the royal house of Thebes.See more details below

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Oedipus Rex is the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes. Abandoned as a young child, Oedipus returns to Thebes, unaware of his heritage and the phrophecy surrounding his birth. The fulfillment of his destiny and of those prophecies results in grave consequences for the royal house of Thebes.

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“A great work of world literature has at last become a great poem in English. Mulroy’s translation is far superior to other available English verse translations.”—Robert J. Rabel, editor of Approaches to Homer, Ancient and Modern

“Introductory notes on such matters as the historical background, fate vs. free will, and (inevitably) the Oedipus Complex are clear and useful.”—Peter Green, The New York Review of Books

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Mulroy (classics, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) gives Sophocles's standard a crisp update, morphing it into contemporary English while retaining the Greek rhythms, etc. He also supplies an intro, appendixes, and notes to guide readers. Students of every level eventually have to tackle this. Appropriate for public and academic libraries. For a true taste of classic drama, Greece is the word, baby! — "Classic Returns," Booksmack! 2/3/11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570021114
Publisher:
U P H
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
50.00(w) x 82.50(h) x 5.00(d)

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