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Oedipus at Thebes

Sophocles" tragic hero and his time

by Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox

  • 15 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Thebes (Greece)
    • Subjects:
    • Sophocles,
    • Oedipus (Greek mythology) in literature,
    • Heroes in literature,
    • Tragedy,
    • Thebes (Greece) -- In literature

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBernard Knox.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPA4413.O7 K55 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 281 p. ;
      Number of Pages281
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL672430M
      ISBN 100300074239
      LC Control Number97018471

      Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time by Knox, Bernard and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at As for the “Oedipus the King” action goes back mostly because Oedipus subsequently discovers what happened and the action unravels. All this gives the impression of greater tension. Genre: tragedy. Time: undefined. Place: Thebes. Book Summary. Laius, king of Thebes, found out from a prophet that he will be killed by his own son.

        Books Oedipus James Davidson. While Thebes mourned, news came to mitigate their sadness with rejoicing. Oedipus went white, for he remembered that .   The three Theban plays, Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus, stand at the pinnacle of Greek tragedy. Even today they hold audiences transfixed. Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles’ Tragic Hero and His Time Barnes & Noble Press. Publish your book with B&N. Learn More/5(25).

      Creon first shows up after making sure that Oedipus was exiled from Thebes, but this time he wants to bring Oedipus back. It’s a little complicated as to why he would want a cursed wanderer roaming around in Thebes, but the gist is this: Oedipus is getting old and will die soon, so Creon wants to bury him in a place that he can keep an eye on. Summary and Analysis: Oedipus at Colonus Lines Summary In excited anticipation, the chorus evokes — and, for a moment, actually dramatizes — the expected battle between Athens and Thebes, ending the ode with a heartfelt prayer to the gods for victory for Athens.


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Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time. In this widely praised book, an eminent classicist examines Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus in the context of fifth-century B.C/5.

Oedipus at Thebes Hardcover – January 1, by Bernard M. Knox (Author) See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Bernard M.

Knox. Oedipus at Thebes book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5(1). Oedipus at Thebes, the author's first book, is the finest book on the subject that we have.

What a joy it is to welcome it back in print. What a joy it is to welcome it back in print. As perennial as Sophocles' great play itself, Knox's work has never gone out of date, and never will."—Robert Fagles, Arthur W.

Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Oedipus at Thebes book was an authority on the works of Sophocles and his first book was Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time ().

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Yale University Press, - Oedipus (Greek mythology) in literature - pages. 0 Reviews. DOWNLOAD NOW» Examines the way in which Sophocles' play "Oedipus Tyrannus" and its hero, Oedipus, King of Thebes, were probably received in their own time and place, and relates this to twentieth-century receptions and interpretations, including those of Sigmund Freud.

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Oedipus, in Greek mythology, the king of Thebes who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. Homer related that Oedipus’s wife and mother hanged herself when the truth of their relationship became known, though Oedipus apparently continued to rule at Thebes until his death.

Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time 1st Edition by Bernard MacGregor Walke Knox (Author)Cited by: Oedipus, King of Thebes. by Sophocles (translated into English rhyming verse with explanatory notes by Gilbe and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Oedipus the King unfolds as a murder mystery, a political thriller, and a psychological whodunit.

Throughout this mythic story of patricide and incest, Sophocles emphasizes the irony of a man determined to track down, expose, and punish an assassin, who turns out to be himself. As the play opens, the citizens of Thebes beg their king, Oedipus. Oedipus at Thebes by Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox; 7 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Oedipus (Greek mythology) in literature, In literature, Tragedy, Criticism and interpretation, Sophocles, Heroes in literature; Places: Thebes (Greece); People: Sophocles.

OEDIPUS, KING OF THEBES. 4, l. Dry Ash of Ismênus.]—Divination by burnt offerings was practised at an altar of Apollo by the river Ismenus in Thebes.

Observe how many traits Oedipus retains of the primitive king, who was at once chief and medicine-man and god. OEDIPUS-AT-THEBES Download Oedipus-at-thebes ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to OEDIPUS-AT-THEBES book pdf for free now.

Oedipus At Thebes. Author: Bernard Knox ISBN: Genre: Literary Criticism. Oedipus at Thebes Book Description: In Oedipus, Sophocles created a character who was the essence of his age, a figure of such symbolic potency that he appears to later centuries not only as a historical but as a contemporary phenomenon.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walker. Oedipus at Thebes. New Haven, Yale University Press, (OCoLC) Oedipus, King of Thebes, sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to ask advice of the oracle at Delphi, concerning a plague ravaging Thebes.

Creon returns to report that the plague is the result of religious pollution, since the murderer of their former king, Laius, has never been premiered: Theatre of Dionysus, Athens. In this famous collection of mythological poems, Ovid tells us all about how Oedipus saved Thebes by solving the riddle of the Sphinx.

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Oedipus at Thebes by Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox,Yale University Press edition, in EnglishPages:. Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help: Oedipus at Colonus By Sophocles.

Commentary: A few comments have been posted about Oedipus at Colonus. Download: A 76k text-only version is available for download. Oedipus at Colonus By Sophocles Translated by F. Storr. Dramatis Personae OEDIPUS, banished King of Thebes ANTIGONE, his daughter ISMENE, his daughter.

Sophocles’s Oedipus Tyrannos, first performed in Athens around BCE, tells the story of Oedipus, son of Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of ancient Thebes. What is often overlooked when Oedipus’s fate is analyzed is that he was able to kill his father and marry his mother because the Theban shepherd disobeyed his masters.The story of Oedipus the King (or Oedipus Rex), is a Theban play written by Sophocles, one of the three ancient Greek Tragedians whose work as survived.

In the story of Oedipus Rex, Laius, King of Thebes, finds an oracle foretelling that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his .