Sophocles: Oedipus Rex

Sophocles: Oedipus Rex

Paperback Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Language: English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

By (author) Sophocles, Edited by R.D. Dawe, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 221 pages
  • Language: English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 16mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521617359
  • ISBN 13: 9780521617352
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 229,465

Product description

'Sophocles ...created a masterpiece that in the eyes of posterity has overshadowed every other achievement in the field of ancient drama ...' With these words Dr Dawe sets out the importance of Oedipus Rex. He investigates why it has for so long fascinated the human mind, devoting his introduction to an examination of the story and to the technique employed by Sophocles to unfold the plot. In this revised edition he also argues for the spurious nature of the play's ending. As with the first edition, the commentary deals authoritatively with problems of language and expression, but is enhanced by reflections on the text developed in the twenty years since the publication of that first edition. Written for classical scholars and students, this is a welcome revised edition of a bestselling text.

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Author information

R. D. Dawe is Senior Research Fellow (retired) at Trinity College Cambridge. His has been a visiting Lecturer at Harvard University and visiting Professor at the University of Colorado and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Table of contents

Introduction; Oedipus Rex; Commentary; Appendix on lyric metres.