Oedipus the King - Sophocles

Oedipus the King

By Sophocles

  • Release Date: 2012-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 14 Ratings)

Description

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.

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