►Greek Literature: “Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles / “An Essay by Erin Sandlin” 🔆.-

I’ve always enjoyed her work, and this time I was allowed to tag along!

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OEDIPUS REX

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The Shinx presenting her riddle to Oedipus. Attic Red Figure. 450 - 440 BC. The Shinx presenting her riddle to Oedipus. Attic Red Figure. 450 – 440 BC.

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🔆♣“The Theban Plays”🔆:

In my previous post, I introduced some of the most important characteristics of Tragedy, as highlighted by Aristotle in his book “Poetics”. In brief, I mentioned the main characteristics, aims and structure of tragedy.

Furhermore, I made reference tothe most famous ancient greek playwrights of the genre Tragedy: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides

Sophocles 497/ 406 BC was the author of “Oedipus Rex, the tragedy we´ll analyse in this post. He wrote 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form. Among them we should mention the so called Theban plays.

The Theban plays consist of three plays: “Oedipus Rex” (“Oedipus the King”, also called “Oedipus Tyrannus”), “Oedipus at Colonus” and “Antigone”

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4 thoughts on “►Greek Literature: “Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles / “An Essay by Erin Sandlin” 🔆.-

  1. Dear Erin, It was great to work with you… Your essay stands out and I am truly honoured to have you on my blog… Sending all my best wishes. Have a great week. Aquileana 😀

  2. I have been enriched by following and reading Aquileana’s posts on Greek Mythology. I totally enjoyed your article ensuing her post. It put the ideas into a larger and clearer context for me. Thank you!

    1. She truly has a gift for composing thoroughly researched, well-written essays about Greek literature and mythology. I appreciate the way she draws on a number of sources and finds wonderful imagery to enhance her points.

      If the topics are sometimes a bit more densely packed with information than many can readily absorb, it’s because she never shies away from presenting the topics in all their gloriously abundant complexity.

      Thank you for your kind words about my essay. Anthropology, while it can be as finely focused as many disciplines, is largely built on a search for descriptive commonality. It is the Story of Us. As a result, I think it can be highly approachable, and render a number of subjects more friendly–because it draws on associations with other realms of inquiry and brings everyone into the fold, so to speak.

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