Oedipus The King

Oedipus The King

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 134 x 196 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195054938
  • 9780195054934
  • 217,214

About Sophocles

Stephen Berg is a founder and co-editor of the American Poetry Review and the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Daughters, Grief, Akmatova at the Black Gates, and In It.Diskin Clay, Professor of Classics at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of numerous articles, translations, and reviews in classical journals.show more

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'An excellent translation which more than most succeeds in capturing the poetry and the intensity of the original and so presents a realistic rendering of a classic...the modern rader hoping to glimpse the nature of Greek tragedy will do no better than read this translation.' Library Review 'The editors have selected translators who know Greek but who are poets themselves. The result ... is excellent' Tony Butler, Irish Pressshow more

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'The editors have selected translators who know Greek but who are poets themselves. The result ... is excellent' Tony Butler, Irish Pressshow more

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