Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

Paperback Wisconsin Studies in Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Sophocles, Translated by David D. Mulroy

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  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 154 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 203mm x 10mm | 163g
  • Publication date: 19 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 0299282546
  • ISBN 13: 9780299282547
  • Sales rank: 373,824

Product description

David Mulroy's brilliant verse translation of Oedipus Rex recaptures the aesthetic power of Sophocles' masterpiece while also achieving a highly accurate translation in clear, contemporary English.

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Sophocles(ca. 497/6-407/6 BCE) was the most acclaimed dramatist of his era, winning more than twenty festival competitions in ancient Athens. He is believed to have written 123 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form. David Mulroy is professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has translated "The Complete Poetry of Catullus," also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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"Introductory notes on such matters as the historical background, fate vs. free will, and (inevitably) the Oedipus Complex are clear and useful."--Peter Green, "The New York Review of Books"