This book aims to offer a contemporary literary interpretation of the play, including a readable discussion of its underlying historical, religious, moral, social, and mythical issues. Also, it discusses the most recent interpretative scholarship on the play, the main intertextual affiliations with earlier Thebes-related tragedies, especially focusing on Sophocles' Antigone and Oedipus Tyrannus, and the literature and performance reception of the play; it contains an up-to-date bibliography and detailed indices. Thebook won the Academy of Athens Great Award for the Best Monograph in Classical Philology for 2008.
  • ISBN13: 9783110193268
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • Pubilcation Year: 2007
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00360
SeriesUntersuchungen Zur Antiken Literatur Und Geschichte
Series Volume Number87
Publication DateMarch 19, 2007

Oedipus at Colonus

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