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Oedipus Rex by Sophocles by Robert Fitzpatrick, Dudley Fitts, Robert (Translator) Fitzpatrick, Dudley (Translator) Fitts

One of the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Catastrophe ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies impact of agonizing events. Sophocles' finest play, Oedipus Rex ranks as a towering landmark of Western drama. Explanatory footnotes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312145125
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/28/1949
Pages: 78

About the Author

Sophocles(ca. 497/6-407/6 BCE) was the most acclaimed dramatist of his era, winning more than twenty festival competitions in ancient Athens. He is believed to have written 123 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form. David Mulroy is professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has translated The Complete Poetry of Catullus, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

 

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