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The Theban Plays

Oedipus the King,Oedipus at Colonus, JACKET LO D2K

By Sophocles, David Grene (Volume editor), Richmond Lattimore (Volume editor), Charles Segal (Introduction by)

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Format: Hardback, 222 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 20 October 1994
Ancient Athens produced three great tragic writers - Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Of the three Sophocles has in many ways remained the most accessible and may have had the most extensive influence on Western Culture, not least because Freud took from the Theban Plays the name and the idea of the Oedipus complex. Of Sophocles' hundred odd plays only seven have survived, of which three are printed here. The Theban Plays make up a trilogy as was common at the time, in which the story of Oedipus' downfall and its aftermath is explored in three stages.
EAN: 9781857150933
ISBN: 1857150937
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Dimensions: 21 x 2.1 x 13.2 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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