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This is one of the seven plays of Sophocles in the full editions by R.C. Jebb, all of which will be reissued under the BCP imprint. They have occasionally been reprinted but never before in affordable paperback versions. In this set, each volume contains a foreword by P.E. Easterling, concerned with Jebb and his contribution to Sophoclean scholarship; there follows an introduction by a noted Sophoclean scholar dealing with Jebb's treatment of the individual play and its value for - and contrast with - subsequent interpretations, for which a select bibliography is included.
Preface; Background to the story; Genealogical table; Map of ancient Greece; List of characters; Oedipus Tyrannus: translation and commentary; Synopsis of the play; Guide to pronunciation of names; Introduction to the Greek theatre; Time line; Index.