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Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles
Book DescriptionThe text is accompanied by a wealth of carefully chosen background materials and essays. "Passages from Ancient Authors" includes selections from Homer's Odyssey, Thucydides' account of the plague, and Euripedes' Phoenissae. The best of ancient and modern criticism is represented, encouraging discussion from psychological, religious, anthropological, dramatic, and literary perspectives. Under the heading "Religion and Psychology" are included writings on the Oedipus myth by Martin P. Nilsson, Meyer Fortes, Gordon M. Kirkwood, Thalia Phillies Feldman, and Sigmund Freud. The authors of the selections in "Criticism" are Aristotle, C. M. Bowra, R. C. Jebb, S. M. Adams, A. J. A. Waldock, Albin Lesky, Werner Jaeger, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Jones, D. W. Lucas, Bernard M. W. Knox, Cedric H. Whitman, Richmond Lattimore, Robert Cohen, Francis Fergusson, and H. D. F. Kitto. The special question of Oedipus's guilt or innocence is addressed in essays by J. T. Sheppard, Laszlo Versenyi, P. H. Vellacott, E. R. Dodds, Thomas Gould, and Philip Wheelwright.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393098747
(213mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1970
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sophocles
Greek Plays, Hardback (May 2016)
Plays include: Aeschylus: the Persians, Oresteia, Prometheus bound; Sophocles: Oedipus the king, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus at Colonus; Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, Trojan women, Helen, Bacchae.
Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies, Paperback (March 2016)View all books by Sophocles
This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics.
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Author Biography - Sophocles
Luci Berkowitz is Research Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. She is co-author of The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Canon of Greek Authors and Works, now in its third edition. Theodore F. Brunner is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of California, Irvine, and founding director of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. He is author of numerous scholarly articles.
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