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Oedipus Tyrannus

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Oedipus Tyrannus by the great tragedian Sophocles is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek literature. The play has always been admired for the tight unity of its plot; every bit of every scene counts towards the dramatic effect. The action is concentrated into a single day in Oedipus’ life; his heinous crimes of unwittingly killing his father and marrying his mother all lie long ago in the past, and now, in the action of this one day, there awaits for him only the discovery of the truth. 
Oedipus is portrayed as a noble king, deeply devoted to his people and they to him.  Proud of his earlier defeat of the Sphinx, he is determined to save his city once again, and he unflinchingly pursues the truth of who he is and what he has done, unaware that it will bring him to disaster.  The spectators, familiar with Oedipus’ story, wait in horrified suspense for that terrible moment of realisation to arrive. And when it does, Oedipus survives it: he takes full responsibility for what he has done, accepts the grief and the pain, and carries on, remaining indomitable to the end. 
Sophocles gives no answer as to why Oedipus is made to suffer his tragic fate.  He simply shows us how human life is; how even a great and good man can be brought to the utmost misery through no fault of his own.  The gods may, for no apparent reason, deal out unbelievable suffering, but humankind can survive it. 
Jenny March’s new facing-page translation brings alive the power and complexities of Sophocles’ writing, with a substantial introduction and a detailed commentary.

Συγγραφέας: Sophocles
Εκδότης: LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY PRESS
Σελίδες: 324
ISBN: 9781789627923
Εξώφυλλο: Μαλακό Εξώφυλλο
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
Έτος έκδοσης: 2020
Cover 1
Contents 4
Preface 8
Introduction 10
I: The Myth before Sophocles 10
i) The Pre-dramatic Tradition 10
ii) The Myth in Aeschylus 14
iii) The Myth in Art 16
II: The Play 18
i) Name and Date 18
ii) Dramatic Design 20
iii) Sophocles’ Innovations 28
iv) Staging 31
v) Characters 33
vi) Themes and Issues 37
a) Dramatic irony 37
b) Recognition 40
c) Foundlings 41
d) The Role of Apollo 44
e) Oedipus’ Tragic Fate 46
vii) The Question of the Ending 47
III: The Myth Lives On 52
IV: This Edition 57
Bibliography 58
Oedipus Tyrannus 68
Commentary

Sophocles (497/6 – winter 406/5 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than, or contemporary with, those of Aeschylus; and earlier than, or contemporary with, those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form: AjaxAntigoneWomen of TrachisOedipus RexElectraPhiloctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost fifty years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens which took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in thirty competitions, won twenty-four, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won thirteen competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles; Euripides won four.

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