Three Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles

My Copy: 9781593082352 (image from Amazon.com) The one play of the three published just before Sophocles died, Oedipus at Colonus gives plenty of insight into the firm convictions of ancient greeks in their belief of the gods and proper rites, as well as the cleverness of Oedipus hinted at in passing in the other plays. Oedipus … Continue reading Three Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles

Three Theban Plays: Oedipus The King, by Sophocles

My Copy: 9781593082352  (image from Amazon.com) There are two plays in particular by Sophocles that most Americans have been subjected to in high school. Either it was Oedipus The King (aka, Oedipus Rex) or Antigone (which was actually written first). My school had us read Antigone, and eventually I’ll get to that one. But the story … Continue reading Three Theban Plays: Oedipus The King, by Sophocles