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Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics)

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Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship

One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder — the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy.

This Enriched Classic Edition includes:

• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information

• Timelines of significant events in Greek history and theater that provide the book's historical context

• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations

• Detailed explanatory notes

• Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work

• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Chronology of Ancient Greek Theater

Chronology of Ancient Greece

Translator's Preface

Oedipus the King

Notes

Interpretive Notes

Critical Excerpts

Questions for Discussion

Suggestions for the Interested Reader

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, January 12, 2009 (view all comments by )
I have taught this story many times, and this book has been the best tool. It is an easy read. We love it!
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davedmathews, November 13, 2006 (view all comments by davedmathews)
Oedipus the king is a great classic. It has great elements of Greek drama, created by Sophocles himself. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416500339
Editor:
Johnson, Cynthia Brantley
Translator:
Knox, Bernard
Translator:
Knox, Bernard
Editor:
Johnson, Cynthia Brantley
Author:
Sophocles
Author:
Sophocles, E. A.
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Oedipus (greek mythology)
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
Riddle of the Sphinx, Greek Tragedy, Oedipus Rex, Thebes, Antigone
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Enriched Classics
Publication Date:
July 2005
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 2.625 oz

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