Part of the 'Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World' series, this book explores Oedipus, a key figure in ancient myth. It is useful as an 'all-you-need-to-know' for lower-level courses, a platform for further study at a more advanced level, or a reference book of key information fo...

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Main Author: Edmunds, Lowell.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Physical Description: xvi, 177 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Series: Gods and heroes of the ancient world.
Table of Contents:
  • Why Oedipus?
  • Introducing Oedipus
  • Key themes
  • Oedipus before tragedy
  • Oedipus on stage : fifth-century tragedy
  • Latin Oedipus : Rome and the Middle Ages
  • Oedipus afterwards
  • Rediscovery of Sophocles : from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century
  • The inward turn : nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Conclusions and continuations.