Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time” as Want to Read:
Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time
by Bernard Knox
In this widely praised book, an eminent classicist examines Sophocles` Oedipus Tyrannus in the context of fifth-century B.C. Athens. In attempting to discover what the play meant to Sophocles` contemporaries--and in particular in disentangling Sophocles` ideas from Freud`s psychoanalytical interpretations--Bernard Knox casts fresh light on its timeless and universal nature ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published March 30th 1998 by Yale University Press
(first published January 1st 1966)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Outstanding. This should be mandatory reading for someone who wants to understand the Oedipus Tyrannous in its 5th century context. Coupled with a decent grasp of Herodotus, Thucydides and I would say read alongside or after the Tragedy itself - completely illuminating. One of the best critical works I've ever read.
Noted English classicist, author, and critic who became an American citizen. Knox is known for his efforts to make classics more accessible to the public.More about Bernard Knox...