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Two faces of Oedipus

Two faces of Oedipus

Sophocles" Oedipus tyrannus and Seneca"s Oedipus

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titles2 faces of Oedipus
Statementtranslated and with an introduction by Frederick Ahl.
ContributionsAhl, Frederick, 1941-, Sophocles., Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA4414.O7 A35 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22767317M
ISBN 109780801446351, 9780801473975

King Oedipus has a complex. Um—wait. We mean he has a problem.. Aware that a terrible curse has befallen Thebes, he sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to seek the advice of informs Oedipus that the curse will be lifted if the murderer of Laius—the former king—is found and prosecuted. [Oedipus has drawn his sword; the Chorus show signs of breaking into two parties to fight for Oedipus or for Creon, when the door opens and Jocasta appears on the steps. Leader. Stay, Princes, stay! See, on the Castle stair The Queen Jocasta standeth. Show to her Your strife. She will assuage it as is well. vv. [Pg 37] Jocasta.

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. Oedipus the King. Oedipus King of Thebes. As a young man, he saved the city of Thebes by solving the riddle of the Sphinx and destroying the monster. He now sets about finding the murderer of the former king Laius to save Thebes from plague. Creon The second-in-command in Thebes, brother-in-law of Oedipus. He is Oedipus' trusted advisor.

  "Oedipus Tyrannus" ("Oedipus the King") is not only the most read of all the Greek tragedies, it is also the most misread of the Greek dramas. The play's reputation exists in part because it was presented as the paragon of the dramatic form by Aristotle in his "Poetics," and it may well be because of that fact that "Oedipus Tryannus" was one of the relatively few plays by Sophocles to be /5(5). Two Faces of Oedipus: Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Seneca's Oedipus. Cornell University Press, page 1. ISBN ^ Johnston, Ian. "Background Notes", Vancouver Island University ^ Herodotus, in his Histories (Book ), attributes this maxim to .


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Two Faces of Oedipus opens with a wide-ranging introduction that examines the conflicting traditions of Oedipus in Greek literature, the different theatrical worlds of Sophocles and Seneca, and how cultural and political differences between Athenian democracy and Roman imperial rule affect the nature and conditions under which the two tragedies Cited by: 7.

Two Faces of Oedipus book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest Two faces of Oedipus book for readers. Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus is the most famous of ancient trage /5. Two Faces of Oedipus opens with a wide-ranging introduction that examines the conflicting traditions of Oedipus in Greek literature, the different theatrical worlds of Sophocles and Seneca, and how cultural and political differences between Athenian democracy and Roman imperial rule affect the nature and conditions under which the two tragedies.

Two Faces of Oedipus opens with a wide-ranging introduction that examines the conflicting traditions of Oedipus in Greek literature, the different theatrical worlds of Sophocles and Seneca, and how cultural and political differences between Athenian democracy and Roman imperial rule affect the nature and conditions under which the two tragedies Pages: Two Faces of Oedipus by Sophocles,Seneca Book Resume: Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus is the most famous of ancient tragedies and a literary masterpiece.

It is not, however, the only classical dramatization of Oedipus' quest to discover his identity. Between four and five hundred years after Sophocles' play was first performed, Seneca composed a. This appears to be a neutered and companion volume to Ahl's more famous book on Sophocle's Oedipus.

The extensive introduction (more than pages) presents a large volume of theories and readings of the two dramas, their contexts, and the problems associated with /5. Get this from a library. Two faces of Oedipus: Sophocles' Oedipus tyrannus and Seneca's Oedipus.

[Frederick Ahl; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Sophocles;] -- "Sophocles' "Oedipus tyrannus" is the most famous of ancient tragedies and a literary masterpiece.

It is not, however, the only classical dramatization of Oedipus' quest to discover his identity. Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus is the most famous of ancient tragedies and a literary masterpiece.

It is not, however, the only classical dramatization of Oedipus' quest to discover his identity. Between four and five hundred years after Sophocles' play. Oedipus Rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus Tyrannus (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος, pronounced [oidípoːs týrannos]), or Oedipus the King, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed around BC.

Originally, to the ancient Greeks, the title was simply Oedipus (Οἰδίπους), as it is referred to by Aristotle in the premiered: Theatre of Dionysus, Athens. Buy Two Faces of Oedipus: Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Seneca's Oedipus by Sophocles, Professor Frederick Ahl (Translator) online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Follow him through Nevadas glitter towns on an emotional and action-packed tour of the dirty little secret Law Enforcement calls undercover work. When you read the Two Faces Have I book, all your attention to the subject matter - Try to read minutes before the move, and you will be amazed at how much your focus as soon as you read the book.

Two Faces of Oedipus 作者: Sophocles/ Ahl, Frederick (EDT)/ Ahl, Frederick (TRN) 出版社: Cornell Univ Pr 出版年: 页数: 定价: $ 装帧: HRD ISBN: Buy the Paperback Book Two Faces Of Oedipus: Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Seneca's Oedipus by Frederick Sophocles atCanada's largest. Oedipus (UK: / ˈ iː d ɪ p ə s /, US: / ˈ iː d ə p ə s, ˈ ɛ d ə-/; Greek: Οἰδίπους Oidípous meaning 'swollen foot') was a mythical Greek king of Thebes.A tragic hero in Greek mythology, Oedipus accidentally fulfilled a prophecy that he would end up killing his father and marrying his mother, thereby bringing disaster to his city and family.

The story of Oedipus is the Period/culture: Attic. The Book of Monologues for Aspiring Actors, Student Edition (Theatre) Sophocles Two Faces of Oedipus: Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Seneca's Oedipus. Sophocles $ - $ Oedipus Translation Booklet. Sophocles $ - $ Antigone / Oedipus the King / Electra / Philoctetes.

Buy Two Faces of Oedipus: Sophocles' "Oedipus Tyrannus" and Seneca's "Oedipus": Version 2 by Sophocles, Seneca, Frederick Ahl (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The messenger and shepherd are both similar to and different from the messenger characters who enter at the end of Greek tragedies to announce the terrible events that have occurred offstage (as will happen at the end of Oedipus the King [lines –]).

Like the typical final-scene messenger, these characters bear important news that is largely concerned with events that have not. Oedipus. The protagonist of Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus becomes king of Thebes before the action of Oedipus the King begins.

He is renowned for his intelligence and his ability to solve riddles—he saved the city of Thebes and was made its king by solving the riddle of the Sphinx, the supernatural being that had held the city captive. The latest title to join the acclaimed Greek Tragedy in New Translations series, Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus tells the story of the last day in the life of Oedipus.

It was written at the end of the fifth century BCE in Athens, in the final years of the "Golden Age" of Athenian culture, and in the last year of Sophocles' own life/5. Two faces of Oedipus: Sophocles' Oedipus tyrannus and Seneca's Oedipus / translated and with an introduction by Frederick Ahl.

Format Book Published Ithaca: Cornell University Press, Description x, p. ; 23 cm. Other contributors. only 7 have survived.

Oedipus the King, also called Oedipus Tyrannos or Oedipus Rex, written around BC, has long been regarded not only as his finest play but also as the purest and most powerful expression of Greek tragic drama.

Oedipus, a stranger to Thebes, became king of the city after the.Oedipus Rex Summary. Oedipus Rex is a Greek tragedy that tells the story of King Oedipus of Thebes, who is fated to kill his father and marry his mother.

Thebes is struck by a plague that will.The duality of Oedipus could be reflecting a split or multiple personality. Oedipus could be lying about being a kind and just king or he could indeed be a person with more than one face.

This is not to imply that he is two-faced in the sense of personality, but in the sense of his mentality due to a repressed childhood or the knowledge of his.