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By Sophocles
Translated by Kenneth McLeish
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854596109, 160 pages, September 2001


The story of the mythical Greek king of Thebes, the archetypal tragic hero who accidentally fulfills a prophecy that he will end up killing his father and marrying his mother, thereby bringing disaster down upon his city and family.

This volume, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, contains two plays by Sophocles, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonos, in English translations by Kenneth McLeish.

It also includes an introduction to the plays.


"Kenneth McLeish's fine translation."

- Daily Telegraph

"An unparalleled translator of the Greeks."

- Financial Times