Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 24, 2014

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited



It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
  1. $11.90 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer

On Order

$3.45
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Drama- General

Oedipus the King

by

Oedipus the King Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

To Laius, King of Thebes, an oracle foretold that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother. So when in time a son was born the infant's feet were riveted together and he was left to die on Mount Cithaeron. But a shepherd found the babe and tended him, and delivered him to another shepherd who took him to his master, the King of Corinth. Polybus being childless adopted the boy, who grew up believing that he was indeed the King's son. Afterwards doubting his parentage he inquired of the Delphic god and heard himself the word declared before to Laius. Wherefore he fled from what he deemed his father's house and in his flight he encountered and unwillingly slew his father Laius. Arriving at Thebes he answered the riddle of the Sphinx and the grateful Thebans made their deliverer king. So he reigned in the room of Laius, and espoused the widowed queen. Children were born to them and Thebes prospered under his rule, but again a grievous plague fell upon the city. Again the oracle was consulted and it bade them purge themselves of blood-guiltiness. Oedipus denounces the crime of which he is unaware, and undertakes to track out the criminal. Step by step it is brought home to him that he is the man. The closing scene reveals Jocasta slain by her own hand and Oedipus blinded by his own act and praying for death or exile.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780895987419
Author:
Sophocles
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
98

Other books you might like

  1. Crucible a Play in Four Acts Used Trade Paper $0.95
  2. Dreamcatcher #03: A Gathering of Finches Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    Used Mass Market $4.50
  4. Speak
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  5. Frankenstein Used Trade Paper $1.50
  6. Cyrano de Bergerac: A Heroic Comedy... Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General

Oedipus the King New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.45 Backorder
Product details 98 pages Tale Blazers - English 9780895987419 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.