The Theban Plays

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The Theban Plays by Sophocles
Paperback $14.00

Jun 30, 1950 | 176 Pages

  • Paperback $14.00

    Jun 30, 1950 | 176 Pages

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“[Oedipus the King] is Sophocles’ most famous play and the most celebrated play of Greek drama . . . Aristotle cites it as the best model for a tragic plot . . . Freud recognized the play’s power to dramatize the process by which we uncover hidden truths about ourselves . . . Sophocles is more interested in how Oedipus pieces together the isolated fragments of his past to discover who and what he is and in tracing the hero’s response to this new vision of himself.”—from the Introduction by Charles Segal

Table Of Contents

The Theban PlaysIntroduction

The Theban Legend

King Oedipus

The Legend Continued

Oedipus at Colonus

The Legend Continued


Notes to King Oedipus
Notes to Oedipus at Colonus
Notes to Antigone

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