Oedipus Rex

Author(s): Sophocles
Genre: Drama, Classics
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2012
Product Number: EB00793008
Released: Dec 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486110219
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Considered by many the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies, oedipus Rex is Sophocles' finest play and a work of extraordinary power and resonance. Aristotle considered it a masterpiece of dramatic construction and refers to it frequently in the Poetics. In presenting the story of King oedipus and the tragedy that ensues when he discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother, the play exhibits near-perfect harmony of character and action. Moreover, the masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies the impact of the agonizing events and emotions experienced by oedipus and the other characters in the play. Now these and many other facets of this towering tragedy may be studied and appreciated in Dover's attractive inexpensive edition of one of the great landmarks of Western drama.

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Author(s): Sophocles
Product Number EB00779589
Released: Oct 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
ISBN: #9781974997442

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