Ödipus auf Kolonos
Publish date: December 31st 1998
Pages no: 120
Edition language: Deutsch
Series: The Theban Plays (#2)
This is a rather unusual play in that while it is connected with the main Theban epic, it does not seem to sit well within the epic cycle. Rather it seems to be an attempt by Sophocles to explore some of the unanswered questions that arose within both the Antigone and Oedipus Tyrannos, particularly ...
Superior to Oedipus the King. It is more complex and interestingly at times undermines the idea that Oedipus fatal flaw is sufficient to justify the treatment by the Gods. It does not have quite the emotional intensity of Oedipus the King.The language is beautiful and it is both later and more sop...
I really enjoyed this one but I can't put my finger on why...... it's greek tragedy. literally.Maybe I'm just impressed by Oedipus making a triumphal end to his cursed and whiny life. I don't know....anyway, I really really liked "Antigone" (the 3rd play in this trilogy-- I read that a few years ago...
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