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P J Finglass Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries: Sophocles: Oedipus the King (Series #57) (Hardcover)

P J Finglass Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries: Sophocles: Oedipus the King (Series #57) (Hardcover)

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A new scholarly edition, with detailed introduction, translation, and commentary, of a central work of Greek tragedy and world literature. For centuries the myth of Oedipus, the man who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother, has exerted a powerful hold on the human imagination; but no retelling of that myth has ever come close, in passion, drama, and menace to the one that we find in Sophocles' Oedipus the King. This new full-scale edition of that classic play - the first in any language since 1883 - offers a freshly constituted text based on consultation of manuscripts ancient and mediaeval. The Introduction explores the play's dating and production, its creative engagement with pre-Sophoclean versions, its major themes, and its reception during antiquity. The Commentary offers a detailed analysis, line by line and scene by scene, of the play's language, staging, and dramatic impact. The translation incorporated into the commentary ensures that the book will be accessible to all readers interested in what is arguably the greatest Greek tragedy of all. Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries: Sophocles: Oedipus the King (Hardcover)

Specifications

Language

English

Series Title

Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Book Format

Hardcover

Original Languages

English

Number of Pages

720

Author

P J Finglass

Title

Sophocles: Oedipus the King

ISBN-13

9781108419512

Publication Date

April, 2018

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

8.73 x 5.68 x 1.45 Inches

ISBN-10

1108419518

SKU: WA140485786

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