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Published: 16 August 2018

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780190669454

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The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles

Philosophical Perspectives

Edited by Paul Woodruff

Oxford Studies in Philosophy and Literature

  • The first volume of essays by contemporary philosophers on Oedipus, and the first to compare Oedipus's treatment in the two plays by Sophocles
  • Brings together the work of renowned classicists and philosophers
  • Grapples with the most difficult themes presented by Sophocles' masterpiece, including fate, self-deception, age, and the value of human life