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Published: 01 May 2016

384 Pages | 4 maps

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192806857

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Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies

Oedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus

Oliver Taplin

Oxford World's Classics

  • A major new verse translation of four of Sophocles' great tragedies
  • The volume brings together Sophocles' four plays with male protagonists
  • Oliver Taplin's translation encourages the reader to hear the sound of the spoken words, and to relish the potential for song within the lyrics
  • The volume includes individual introductions to each of the plays, a general introduction to Sophocles and Greek theatre, and substantial notes on meaning, mythical references, aspects of performance, and cultural context
  • Up-to-date bibliography

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