Allegory and the Tragic Chorus in Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus

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In this book, Roger Travis brings together poetics and psychology to study the tragic chorus in Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus. Beginning from Quintilian's definition of allegory as extended metaphor, Travis argues that in Oedipus at Colonus the chorus of old men forms an allegorical relationship with the aged Oedipus, which depends in turn upon the chorus's own likeness to the Athenian audience. The play relates Oedipus allegorically to the audience through the tragic chorus and transforms Oedipus' relation to the body of ...

Allegory and the Tragic Chorus in Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus 1999, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780847696093

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Allegory and the Tragic Chorus in Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus 1999, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780847696086

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