The Resource Oedipus the king, Sophocles ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by P.J. Finglass

Oedipus the king, Sophocles ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by P.J. Finglass

Label
Oedipus the king
Title
Oedipus the king
Statement of responsibility
Sophocles ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by P.J. Finglass
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "Oedipus the King is a central work of western literature, a play for which the term 'canonical' might have been invented; yet there has been no new critical edition of the play with introduction and detailed commentary (editio maior) in any language since 1883"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sophocles
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English and Greek
LC call number
PA4414.A2
LC item number
F56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sophocles
  • Sophocles
  • Finglass, Patrick
Series statement
Cambridge classical texts and commentaries
Series volume
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sophocles
  • Oedipus
Target audience
specialized
Label
Oedipus the king, Sophocles ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by P.J. Finglass
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Introduction; Text and critical apparatus; Commentary; Bibliography; Indices
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 708 pages
Isbn
9781108419512
Lccn
2017023993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)995630296
  • (OCoLC)ocn995630296
Label
Oedipus the king, Sophocles ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by P.J. Finglass
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Introduction; Text and critical apparatus; Commentary; Bibliography; Indices
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 708 pages
Isbn
9781108419512
Lccn
2017023993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)995630296
  • (OCoLC)ocn995630296

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