Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge

Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge

by Charles Segal

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805779790
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 04/01/1993
Series: Twayne's Masterworks Studies , #10
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.73(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Charles Segal is Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
A Note on References and Acknowledgments
Chronology
LITERARY AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT
1. Introduction
2. Historical and Cultural Background
3. Performance, Theater, and Social Context
4. The Oedipus Myth and Its Interpretation
5. Oedipus and the Trials of the Hero
6. Life's Tragic Shape: Plot, Design, and Destiny
READING OEDIPUS TYRANNUS
7. The Crisis of the City and the King
8. Discovery and Reversal
9. Resolution: Tragic Suffering, Heroic Endurance
10. Inner Vision and Theatrical Spectacle
11. "To Look upon the Light for the Last Time": The Place of Oedipus Tyrannus in Sophocles' Work
12. Reception, Influence, and Recent Literary Criticism
Selected bibliography
Index

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