Oedipus the King, Paperback
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In this highly-acclaimed translation of the most famous of all Greek tragedies, Stephen Berg - a well-known poet - and Diskin Clay - a distinguished classicist - combine their talents to produce a powerful version of Sophocles' timeless work. The volume also contains a critical introduction, commentary on difficult passages, stage directions, and glossaries of myythical and geographical terms.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780195054934



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This is the first (in logical order) play in the Oedipus trilogy (actually, each play stands by itself) about a doomed family. This play has been called the first great detective story. Remember -- the Oedipus complex. The Oxford Press edition is a highly readable translation with helpful notes and glossary.

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