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Oedipus Rex (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for almost 2,500 years. But Sophocles’ drama as originally performed was much more than a great story—it was a superb poetic script and exciting theatrical experience. The actors spoke in pulsing rhythms with hypnotic forward momentum, making it hard for audiences to look away. Interspersed among the verbal rants and duels were energetic songs performed by the chorus.

            David Mulroy’s brilliant verse translation of Oedipus Rex recaptures the aesthetic power of Sophocles’ masterpiece while also achieving a highly accurate translation in clear, contemporary English. Speeches are rendered with the same kind of regular iambic rhythm that gave the Sophoclean originals their drive. The choral parts are translated as fluid rhymed songs. Mulroy also supplies an introduction, notes, and appendixes to provide helpful context for general readers and students.

 

Synopsis:

David Mulroy’s brilliant verse translation of Oedipus Rex recaptures the aesthetic power of Sophocles’ masterpiece while also achieving a highly accurate translation in clear, contemporary English.

About the Author

Sophocles (ca. 497/6–407/6 BCE) was the most acclaimed dramatist of his era, winning more than twenty festival competitions in ancient Athens. He is believed to have written 123 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form. David Mulroy is professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He has translated The Complete Poetry of Catullus, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

 

Table of Contents

Preface       

Introduction       

    Historical Background       

    Interpretive Issues       

 

Sophocles, Oedipus Rex       

 

Appendix 1. The Riddle of the Sphinx       

Appendix 2. A Synopsis of Sophocles' Theban Trilogy       

Suggestions for Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299282547
Author:
Sophocles
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Author:
Mulroy, David
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Classics
Publication Date:
20110519
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in

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