Two Faces of Oedipus
Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Seneca's OedipusBook - 2008
"Sophocles' "Oedipus tyrannus" is the most famous of ancient tragedies and a literary masterpiece. It is not, however, the only classical dramatization of Oedipus' quest to discover his identity. Seneca composed a fine, but neglected and often disparaged Latin tragedy on the same subject, which, in some ways, comes closer to our common understanding of the Oedipus myth." In new translations by Frederick Ahl, readers can compare the two versions.--[book cover]
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Branch Call Number: 882.01/TWO
Characteristics: x, 266 p. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: 2 faces of Oedipus