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Completed on 2015-06-29

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Legendary plays by Sophocles; Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Ajax, Philoctetes


Based on the publicly available translations by Ian Johnston

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Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Lecture on OEDIPUS
    • Fate, Freedom, and the Tragic Experience: An Introductory Lecture on Sophocles’s Oedipus the King
    • Introduction
    • Fate, Fatalism, A Fatalistic World View
    • The Hero
    • Oedipus the King: Some Initial Observations
    • Oedipus’s Self-Assertion
    • Oedipus and Teiresias
    • The Chorus and Other Characters
    • The Irony of Oedipus’s Story: The Interplay of Fate and Free Will
    • Oedipus as a Tragic Hero
    • Further Observations on the Tragic Hero
    • The Appeal of Tragedy
    • Interpreting Tragedy
    • The End of the Tragedy
    • Postscript: Some Observations on the Historical Development of Tragic Drama
  • Oedipus the King
  • Oedipus at Colonus
  • Antigone
  • Ajax
  • Philoctetes
  • Women of Trachis (Trachiniae)

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