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Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King

  • Author: Sophocles,Frederic Will,Bernard Knox
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416500332
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 114
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Each volume in a collection of affordable, readable editions of some of the world's greatest works of literature features a chronology of the author's life and career, a concise introduction containing valuable background information, a timeline of significant events, an outline of key plot points and themes, detailed explanatory notes, critical analyses, discussion questions, and a list of recommended books and films.

Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex)

Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex)

  • Author: E. A. Sophocles
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781453626405
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 92
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The story of Oedipus the King (or Oedipus Rex), is a Theban play written by Sophocles, one of the three ancient Greek Tragedians whose work as survived. In the story of Oedipus Rex, Laius, King of Thebes, finds an oracle foretelling that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother. So when in time a son (Oedipus) was born the infant's feet were riveted together and he was left to die on Mount Cithaeron. But a shepherd found Oedipus and tended him, and delivered him to another shepherd who took him to his master, the King of Corinth. Polybus being childless adopted Oedipus, who grew up believing that he was indeed the King's son. Afterwards doubting his parentage he inquired of the Delphic god and heard himself the word declared before to Laius. Wherefore he fled from what he deemed his father's house and in his flight he encountered and unwillingly slew his father Laius. Arriving at Thebes he answered the riddle of the Sphinx and the grateful Thebans made their deliverer king. So he reigned in the room of Laius, and espoused the widowed queen. Children were born to Oedipus and Thebes prospered under his rule, but again a grievous plague fell upon the city. Again the oracle was consulted and it bade them purge themselves of blood-guiltiness. Oedipus denounces the crime of which he is unaware, and undertakes to track out the criminal. Step by step it is brought home to him that he is the man. The closing scene reveals Jocasta slain by her own hand and Oedipus, King of Thebes, blinded by his own act and praying for death or exile.

Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

(Updated Edition).

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438114109
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 254
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A collection of eight critical essays on the classical tragedy, arranged in the chronological order of their original publication.

Oedipus the King In Plain and Simple English

Oedipus the King In Plain and Simple English

BookCaps Study Guide

  • Author: Sophocles
  • Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
  • ISBN: 1621072258
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 82
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Sophocles was the Aaron Spelling of ancient Greek world--his plays had all the makings of a modern soap! But archaic translations of his ancient work make it almost impossible to see any of the Melrose Place-like plots! BookCaps can help readers who have struggled in the past with Sophocles classic plays with this modern retelling. Oedipus the King, also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. This play is also available as a collection in “The Oedipus Trilogy In Plain and Simple English." The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Oedipus Trilogy: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

The Oedipus Trilogy: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

  • Author: Sophocles Sophocles
  • Publisher: Xist Publishing
  • ISBN: 1623959098
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 231
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Three of Greatest Greek Plays in one Collection “Time, which sees all things, has found you out.” ― Sophocles, Oedipus Rex Sophocles' three Theban plays, Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, are cornerstones of western civilization and dramatic history. Each play stems from the fated tragedy that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Sophocles: Oedipus the King

Sophocles: Oedipus the King

  • Author: P. J. Finglass
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108321704
  • Category: History
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For centuries the myth of Oedipus, the man who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother, has exerted a powerful hold on the human imagination; but no retelling of that myth has ever come close, in passion, drama, and menace to the one that we find in Sophocles' Oedipus the King. This new full-scale edition of that classic play - the first in any language since 1883 - offers a freshly constituted text based on consultation of manuscripts ancient and mediaeval. The introduction explores the play's dating and production, its creative engagement with pre-Sophoclean versions, its major themes, and its reception during antiquity. The commentary offers a detailed analysis, line by line and scene by scene, of the play's language, staging, and dramatic impact. The translation incorporated into the commentary ensures that the book will be accessible to all readers interested in what is arguably the greatest Greek tragedy of all.

A Study Guide for Sophocles's "Oedipus Rex (aka Oedipus the King)"

A Study Guide for Sophocles's

  • Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1410354318
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 22
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A Study Guide for Sophocles's "Oedipus Rex (aka Oedipus the King)," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies

Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies

Oedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus

  • Author: Sophocles
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192806858
  • Category:
  • Page: 384
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Oedipus the King * Aias * Philoctetes * Oedipus at Colonus Sophocles stands as one of the greatest dramatists of all time, and one of the most influential on artists and thinkers over the centuries. In these four tragedies he portrays the extremes of human suffering and emotion, turning the heroic myths into supreme works of poetry and dramatic action. Oedipus the King follows Oedipus, the 'man of sorrow', who has unwittingly chosen to enact his prophesied course by murdering his father and marrying his mother. In Aias, the great warrior confronts the harrowing humiliation inflicted upon him, while Philoctetes sees a once-noble hero nursing his resentment after ten years of marooned isolation. In Oedipus at Colonus the blind Oedipus, who has wandered far and wide as a beggar, finally meets his mysterious death. These original and distinctive verse translations convey the vitality of Sophocles' poetry and the vigour of the plays in performance. Each play is accompanied by an introduction and substantial notes on topographical and mythical references and interpretation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Oedipus the King and Antigone

Oedipus the King and Antigone

  • Author: Sophocles
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780882950945
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 107
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Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy-Oedipus the King and Antigone-for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Sophocles and a bibliography.

Sophocles: Oedipus Rex

Sophocles: Oedipus Rex

  • Author: Sophocles,R. D. Dawe
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521851777
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 214
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A revised edition of the bestselling commentary on this most important of ancient plays.