The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall.
A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.
Simon & Schuster; December 2012
- ISBN: 9781451686043
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- Title: Oedipus the King
Series: Enriched Classics
- Author: Sophocles
Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER