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Oedipus the King

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ISBN13:

9780226768687

ISBN10:
0226768686
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/15/2010
Publisher(s):
Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

Since it was first performed in Athens in the 420s BC, "Oedipus the King" has been widely regarded as Sophocles' greatest tragedy and one of the foundation stones of Western drama. Don Taylor's translation, accurate yet poetic, was made for a BBC TV production of the Theban plays in 1986, which he also directed.

Author Biography

David Grene (1913–2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Press’s prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.


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