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Oedipus the King: Sophocles. Bernard M.W. Knox, Translator. Pocket Books. 1972


The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall.

A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.



Oedipus the King: Sophocles translated by Bernard M.W. Knox

SKU: 0671441507
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