Oedipus the King / Οἰδίπους Τύραννος

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Oedipus the King / Οἰδίπους Τύραννος

S$95.00

Title: Oedipus the King / Οἰδίπους Τύραννος
Author: Sophocles, Demetrios Galanis (illus), Thornton Wilder (intro), Francis Storr (trans)
ISBN: –
Publisher: The Easton Press, 1980 (Limited edition)
Condition: Hardcover, full leather. Fine.

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Description

With parallel Greek and English text.

This book features:

  • Full brown top-grade leather binding
  • Genuine 22k gold gilt to all edges, front design, spine, and back
  • Silk moire endsheets
  • Satin bookmark, sewn-in
  • Hubbed spine with raised bands
  • Smyth-sewn binding for durability
  • Premium acid-neutral archival paper that will not yellow

Oedipus the King (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος, Oidipous Tyrannos), also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles’s three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence.

The first drama in the Oedipus Trilogy, “Oedipus the King”, is the tragic tale of Oedipus who has accidentally killed his father and married his mother. One of the most widely read of all Greek tragedies, “Oedipus the King”, stands as one of not only the greatest dramas from classical antiquity but as one of the greatest dramas of all time. Its influence on literature and theatre cannot be overstated and it is as compelling today as when it was first performed.