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Published by Collier Books in [New York] .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementin the translation by W.B. Yeats. With selections from The poetics of Aristotle, translated by G.M.A. Grube. Edited and with an introd. and notes by Balachandra Rajan.
ContributionsRajan, Balachandra, Yeats, W. B. 1865-1939., Grube, G. M. A., Aristotle.
The Physical Object
Pagination[7], 99 p.
Number of Pages99
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18825909M

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King Oedipus book. Read 3, reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Widely regarded as one of the greatest Greek tragedies, ‘King Oedip /5. Introduction This is a study guide for the book Oedipus the King, also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. BCE. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. The Oedipus Plays are plays by Sophocles that were first performed in BC. Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis. Summary & Analysis. Antigone, lines 1– Antigone, lines – Antigone, lines – Antigone, . Oedipus is a man of swift action and great insight. At the opening of Oedipus the King, we see that these qualities make him an excellent ruler who anticipates his subjects’ needs. When the citizens of Thebes beg him to do something about the plague, for example, Oedipus is one step ahead of them—he has already sent Creon to the oracle at Delphi for advice.

The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall.A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin Price: $ King Oedipus has a complex. Um—wait. We mean he has a problem.. Aware that a terrible curse has befallen Thebes, he sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to seek the advice of informs Oedipus that the curse will be lifted if the murderer of Laius—the former king—is found and prosecuted. Oedipus (UK: / ˈ iː d ɪ p ə s /, US: / ˈ iː d ə p ə s, ˈ ɛ d ə-/; Greek: Οἰδίπους Oidípous meaning 'swollen foot') was a mythical Greek king of Thebes.A tragic hero in Greek mythology, Oedipus accidentally fulfilled a prophecy that he would end up killing his father and marrying his mother, thereby bringing disaster to his city and family.. The story of Oedipus is the Period/culture: Attic.   Oedipus the King tells the story of Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes, while unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father, Laius, and marry his mother, Jocasta.