King OidipousPaperback Focus Classical Library
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- Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
- Format: Paperback | 140 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 10mm | 181g
- Publication date: 1 February 2002
- Publication City/Country: USA
- ISBN 10: 1585100609
- ISBN 13: 9781585100606
- Illustrations note: notes, maps
- Sales rank: 970,083
This is an English translation of Sophocles' famous tragedy of Oedipus and the fate he so much tries to avoid. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
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Ruby Blondell is Professor of Classics at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has published widely on Greek literature and philosophy, and the reception of myth in popular culture. Her books include "The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues" (Cambridge 2002); "Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides" (co-authored) (Routledge 1999); "Helping Friends and Harming Enemies. A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics" (Cambridge 1989).
"I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciate this book, which is clearly the work of a scholar who has integrated many aspects of classics, philosophy and philology into an exceptionally useful, engaging and accessible guide to two dialogues of Plato. Such work is not easy and Bailly has presented us with a very frank and useful introduction that shows his skill as a philosopher, commentator, and classicist."G.S. Bowe, Bilkent UniversityBryn Mawr Classical Review May 2004For the complete review, search on http: //ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/
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The Focus Classical Library is dedicated to publishing the best of Classical literature in contemporary translations with notes and introductions so as to provide modern students access to the thought and context at the roots of contemporary culture.Ruby Blondell is Professor of Classics at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has published widely on Greek literature and philosophy, and the reception of myth in popular culture. Her books include The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues (Cambridge 2002); Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides (co-authored) (Routledge 1999); Helping Friends and Harming Enemies. A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics (Cambridge 1989).