Theban Plays

Oedipus at Colonus

Media Type:eBook
Genre(s):Classics
History
ISBN:9781974997435
Publisher:Public Domain
Page Count:13

eBook

Blinded and disgraced, Oedipus dwells quietly in Thebes until the kingdom is roiled by discord attributed to his presence and the curse put upon him by the gods. The citizens banish their erstwhile sovereign to years of lonely exile. Finally, the aging king finds refuge in a sacred olive grove at Colonus, near Athens. Oedipus is a towering tragic figure whose final years comprise a moving portrayal of the perseverance of human dignity in the face of an incomprehensible and impersonal universe .This edition follows the Francis Storr Translation.