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Oedipus Rex

by Sophocles

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Series: Oedipus Cycle (1)

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The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization. Plays for Performance Series.
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An Instant Classic. Freud, Nietzche, and Aristotle remain in awe. ( )
  ReneGuenon | Sep 20, 2021 |
Case 13 shelf 2
  semoffat | Aug 30, 2021 |
Fall 2018, Teacher Read:

My Seniors are doing Oedipus, and my Sophomores are doing Antigone, and it seemed fitting that I should read the whole Theban Trilogy again since my daily life is half-immersed within it currently. I still love the whole focus on how free will as we view it might still be winding us into the clutches of fate unknowingly, even if the book is a travesty of tragic flaws playing themselves out. ( )
  wanderlustlover | Aug 21, 2021 |
Fiction
  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
I preferred Antigone but I think I need more time with this. I will reread this multiple times and consider the theme of fate and tragedy more. ( )
  Neal_Anderson | Jul 29, 2021 |
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SophoclesAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Angèli, PietroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Boutens, P.C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buschor, ErnstTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Campbell, LewisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Castellanos i Vila, JoanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dawe, R. D.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Waele, E.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Waele, E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelman, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraenkel, J.M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grene, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Groeneboom, P.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hofmannsthal, Hugo vonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jebb, Richard ClaverhouseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Knox, Bernard M.W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koolschijn, GerardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MANZU', GiacomoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murray, GilbertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Quasimodo , SalvatoreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rebora , RobertoIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schoorel, WaltherCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Storr, FrancisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Straat, EvertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
VALGIMIGLI, ManaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilder, ThorntonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Young, Sir GeorgeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Oh my children, the new blood of ancient Thebes,
why are you here?
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