Oedipus at Colonus: Sophocles, Athens, and the World (Google eBook)

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Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 360 pages
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This is the first study of Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus which offers a lucid discussion of the main developments in the interpretative scholarship on the play, including among others an incisive analysis of its historical, social, mythical, intertextual, and performative contexts.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Poet the Polis and the Play I Introduction
9
Sophocles and his Last Play
10
The Art of Sophocles and Oedipus at Colonus
21
Oedipus at Colonus and the Performance Context
30
Oedipus at Colonus and the Historical Context
35
The Oedipus Myth I Introduction
41
From Homer to Euripides
43
Second Stasimon
98
Third Episode
99
Third Stasimon
102
Fourth Episode
104
Fourth Stasimon
111
Exodos
113
Helping Friends Harming Enemies
140
Oedipus and Athens
157

A Show for Thebes
60
The Quest for Athens I Introduction
71
Prologue
72
Parodos
80
First Episode
84
First Stasimon
91
Second Episode
94
Hope and Fear
195
Sophocles Antigone
216
Oedipus and the World
231
Performance
248
General Index
349
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Andreas Markantonatos, University of Patras, Greece.

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