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Sophocles: Oedipus the King

Sophocles: Oedipus the King

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Part of Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries

    • Publication planned for: April 2018
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108419512

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    • For centuries the myth of Oedipus, the man who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother, has exerted a powerful hold on the human imagination; but no retelling of that myth has ever come close, in passion, drama, and menace to the one that we find in Sophocles' Oedipus the King. This new full-scale edition of that classic play - the first in any language since 1883 - offers a freshly constituted text based on consultation of manuscripts ancient and mediaeval. The Introduction explores the play's dating and production, its creative engagement with pre-Sophoclean versions, its major themes, and its reception during antiquity. The Commentary offers a detailed analysis, line by line and scene by scene, of the play's language, staging, and dramatic impact. The translation incorporated into the commentary ensures that the book will be accessible to all readers interested in what is arguably the greatest Greek tragedy of all.

      • Provides the first full-scale analysis since the nineteenth century of Sophocles' masterpiece
      • Presents a new edition of the Greek text alongside a much more accurate critical apparatus and a full scholarly translation
      • Includes a detailed Introduction and Commentary which deal with literary, dramatic, textual, and metrical approaches to the play, as well as with its reception in antiquity
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      • Publication planned for: April 2018
      • format: Hardback
      • isbn: 9781108419512
      • dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
      • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2018
    • Table of Contents

      Preface
      Introduction
      Text and critical apparatus
      Commentary
      Bibliography
      Indices.

    • Editor (Introduction and Notes)

      P. J. Finglass, University of Nottingham
      P. J. Finglass is Professor of Greek and Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Nottingham, and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He has published widely on ancient Greek literature, including editions of Stesichorus (2014), of Sophocles' Ajax (2011) and Electra (2007), and of Pindar's Pythian Eleven (2007) with the series Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, as well as articles and chapters on ancient Greek literature. In 2012, he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust.

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