Oedipus at Colonus - Wisconsin Studies in Classics (Paperback)
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Oedipus at Colonus - Wisconsin Studies in Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 114 Pages / Published: 06/01/2015
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Oedipus at Colonus is the third in Sophocles' trilogy of plays about the famous king of Thebes and his unhappy family. It dramatizes the mysterious death of Oedipus, by which he is transformed into an immortal hero protecting Athens. This was Sophocles' final play, written in his mid-eighties and produced posthumously. Translator David Mulroy's introduction and notes deepen the reader's understanding of Oedipus' character and the real political tumult that was shaking Athens at the time that Sophocles wrote the play.Oedipus at Colonus is at once a complex study of a tragic character, an indictment of Athenian democracy, and a subtle endorsement of hope for personal immortality.

As in his previous translations of Oedipus Rex and Antigone, Mulroy combines scrupulous scholarship and textual accuracy with a fresh poetic style. He uses iambic pentameter for spoken passages and short rhymed stanzas for choral songs, resulting in a text that is accessible and fun to read and perform.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299302542
Number of pages: 114
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A joy to read. . . . Mulroy invites readers to reevaluate and discover a new appreciation for this often difficult play. Readers will appreciate his eye (and especially his ear) for detail, and his talent for recapturing much of the majesty and magic of Sophocles original. Bryn Mawr Classical Review
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"A joy to read. . . . Mulroy invites readers to reevaluate and discover a new appreciation for this often difficult play. Readers will appreciate his eye (and especially his ear) for detail, and his talent for recapturing much of the majesty and magic of Sophocles' original."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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