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Oedipus

Oedipus

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

Description

The great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex. King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.