The legends surrounding Oedipus of Thebes and his ill-fated offspring provide the subject matter for Sophocles three greatest plays, which together represent Greek drama at the pinnacle of its achievement. Oedipus the King, the most famous of the three, has been characterized by critics from Aristotle to Coleridge as the perfect exemplar of the art of tragedy, in its unforgettable portrayal of a man s failed attempt to escape his fate. In Oedipus at Colonus, the blind king finds his final release from the sufferings the ...

Theban Plays 2003, Hackett Publishing Company, Indianapolis, IN

ISBN-13: 9780872205857

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The Theban Plays 2001, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River

ISBN-13: 9780130417848


The Theban Plays 1994, Everyman's Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679431329