Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

"...what man wins more happiness than just its shape and the ruin when that shape collapses?" Sophocles' Oedipus Rex has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, "Who am I?" The play, a story of a king who acting entirely in ignorance kills his father and marries his mother, unfolds with shattering pow "...what man wins more happiness than just its shape and the ruin when that shape collapses?" Sophocles' Oedipus R...

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Title:Oedipus Rex
Author:Sophocles
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Οἰδίπους Τύραννος
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:75 pages pages

Oedipus Rex Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 20, 2012
    ???????? ???????? = Oedipus the King (The Theban Plays #1), Sophocles Oedipus Rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus Tyrannus (Ancient Greek: ???????? ????????), or Oedipus the King, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed a...
  • Cheryl
    Jul 06, 2011
    I'd say "spoiler alert" but it seems ridiculous . . . I've taught this play for years, and I think this year I finally decided what makes this play great. My students never feel sympathy for Macbeth, but they do for Oedipus, and that always used to bother me. They whine in their te...
  • Bruce
    Aug 16, 2012
    We all know the story that this play tells; it has been part of the cultural heritage that most of us have known for as long as we can remember, and many of us have read it any number of times. Each reading brings new insights, new questions, and rather than tell the story once again, ...
  • Kaion
    Sep 15, 2011
    What's interesting about fate, and what's different from our world and Oedipus's, is that "fate" doesn't really exist in our world. No real oracles go around telling you you're going to sleep with your mother. Instead, it's a philosophical device. On one side you've got "free will" (tr...
  • Kalliope
    Mar 04, 2015
    THE EYE THAT DIES I have not read Sophocles? text recently, but listened to this exceptional audio edition. Powerfully acted out, with an eerie chorus and dramatic music, it has been a superb experience. I have come back to this play now in a roundabout way. As part...
  • Nelson Zagalo
    Jan 11, 2016
    No vou fazer nenhuma anlise em profundidade desta obra pois para o tamanho do texto, nomeadamente o conflito principal em causa, j foi tudo to amplamente dissecado que ser impossvel dizer algo de novo. Por isso expressarei apenas breves notas sobre a minha experincia de l...
  • Danger
    Apr 04, 2017
    OMG this Oedipus dude just totally banged out his own mom LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLZ But really, there were descendants whose genetic makeup is irrevocably tied into my own that were walking the Earth when Sophocles wrote this play. And here I am, in 2017, thou...
  • Lyn
    Dec 28, 2011
    I'm being irreverent, but whenever I think of this work I cannot help recalling Mel Brooks in History of the World Part 1. Apart from the legendary, and infamous, incest, this is an ancient tale of psychological terror and angst. Human nature does not change and the themes Sophocle...
  • David Sarkies
    Apr 08, 2012
    The Ultimate of Greek Tragedies 8 April 2012 This play is so messed up that a part of me says that it has to be based on true events. It is sort of like one of the arguments that people use regarding the authenticity of the Bible: every character (with the exception of Jesus Chris...
  • Bam
    May 26, 2016
    This is my first reading of the ancient Greek play. Like so many stories that are part of our cultural consciousness, I thought I was very familiar with the plot but was so wrong. I asked my husband what he knew of Oedipus Rex and he said the same thing I was thinking: man murders his ...
  • Mya
    Feb 06, 2016
    I can say that the movie and the book was both delightful. ...
  • Teresa Proença
    Jan 11, 2016
    "Cuadrpedo en la aurora, alto en el da y con tres pies errando por en vano mbito de la tarde, as vea la eterna esfinge a su inconstante hermano, el hombre, y con la tarde un hombre vino que descifr aterrado en el espejo de la monstruosa imagen, el reflejo de su dec...
  • Hend
    Jun 06, 2012
    Oedipus of Sophocles is a great work of art written by a great poet,this play symbolizes for the human misery and despair... the torments of the human soul,the innocence and guilt,Wisdom Out of Suffering and Fate that determines many things no matter how we struggle to change it.... ...
  • James
    Sep 05, 2016
    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Oedipus Rex, the first of "The Theban Plays," written by Sophocles around 430 BC. If you are unfamiliar with Greek tragedies, the thing you need to know most is that the authors often played with the concept of fate: not just that some things are me...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Mar 02, 2017
    honestly, I feel bad for Oedipus. He left his house to do the right thing and try to avoid killing his dad, just to come across his real dad and kill him anyway. It's really unfortunate and it really sucks for him. And then he had to go and skewer his eyeballs like yikes he's not havin...
  • Evandro
    Oct 28, 2016
    J tinha lido esta pea muitos anos atrs. Mas agora li-a com muito mais proveito, pois li a Ilada recentemente e estava, portanto, muito mais familiarizado com o "esprito" grego. E a traduo portuguesa da Edies 70, apesar de ser em prosa, de leitura muito, muito pot...
  • Arthur Graham
    Aug 30, 2018
    DUDE BANGS HIS MOM LOL ...
  • Ahmed Oraby
    Oct 31, 2017
    ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? - - ???? ?? ?????? ???? ???????? ????? ?????. ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ????? ????. ???? ???????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ?????...
  • Ana
    Oct 25, 2015
    ?Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.? Game of Thrones meets Greek mythology meets Star Wars. Oedipus is proof you can't escape your destiny. King Laius and Queen Jocasta rece...
  • Deniz Balcı
    Feb 13, 2016
    Ben Kral Oidupus'un Bordo/Siyah Dnya Klasikleri Serisinden ?kan versiyonunu okudum. Eser herkesin okumas?, zerine d?nmesi gereken antik bir klt. Art?k etkisi yaln?z tiyatro sahnelerinde de?il; sinemada, edebiyatta, ?iirde, psikolojide srekli olarak bize kendini g?...
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    Jun 10, 2015
    I actually like this one better than Antigone, the subject is very disturbing, but I liked the writing a lot. ...
  • Çağdaş T
    Dec 30, 2015
    Orhan Pamuk'un K?rm?z? Sal? Kad?n'?nda fazlas?yla spoiler okumu?tum. Yine de merakla ve keyifle okudum. ".. son gnn grmeden hi kimseye mutlulu?a ermi? demeyin! " ...
  • Foad
    Sep 02, 2014
    ????????? ? ????? ???? ??????? ??? ?? ???????? ?????? ??? ????? ??????. ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ????? ??????. ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??? "???...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Nov 07, 2014
    Sometimes life's a real bitch. Fate is unavoidable in ancient Greek Tragedy. Trying to avoid it will only lead to it, and doing nothing will lead you there too. So if a God tells you that you will die at the hands of your son, and that he will then go on to steal your wife, you?d...
  • Jenny
    Jul 24, 2016
    "[...] ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????,?? ? ?????? ???? ??? ????? ????? ????????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ??? ?????????." ...
  • Renato Magalhães Rocha
    Apr 30, 2014
    "Look and learn all citizens of Thebes. This is Oedipus. He, who read the famous riddle, and we hailed chief of men, All envied his power, glory, and good fortune. Now upon his head the sea of disaster crashes down. Mortality is man?s burden. Keep your eyes fixed on your last da...
  • Lizzy
    Aug 01, 2016
    What can I say about Sophocles? Oedipus Rex that has not already been said? Apart from the patricide and the infamous incest, this is an ancient tale of angst and overall calamity. But since I recently revisited it, this legendary tragedy hasn?t left my mind. "Look and learn all...
  • Özgür
    Sep 06, 2018
    "Yaz?k, insan?n de?i?tiremeyece?i ?eyleri bilmesi ne korkun." "Bu yzden, beklemeli en son gn, ve dememeli lml kimseye bahtiyar Ac?lar ekmeden hayat?n hedefine ula?madan nce o kimse." ...
  • Emma
    Jul 11, 2018
    I had to read this book for one of my classes because the theme of the course is lost/abandoned children. It?s quite fitting because this is the main theme of the work. I think it was well done and the parts after the big reveal truly showed the emotions felt by the protagonist. ...
  • Araz Goran
    Feb 02, 2018
    ????? ????? - ???????? ?? ????? ???? ?????? ???? ?????????? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ???? ???????? , ????? ?? ???? ?...
  • emma
    Feb 01, 2018
    nothin like a forced reread in order to write a terrible paper ------- classic oedipus!!! always going and getting himself into life-ruining, city-destroying shenanigans :') ...
  • Amaranta
    Jun 18, 2018
    ? Chi tra gli umani, chi riceve pi felicit di quanta ne basti per sembrare felice? ?. Mi sono ritrovata a voler rileggere questo dramma, affrontato pi volte sui banchi di scuola, per i numerosi richiami che Pamuk ne fa nel suo ? la donna dai capelli rossi?. Volevo capir...
  • Reckoner
    Sep 21, 2016
    ??????? ?? ??? ?????????? ?? ???????????? ???? ???????? ??? ?????????? ????????. ???? ??? ????????? ?????, ?????????? ??? ??? ?????????? ??????????? ??? ??...
  • Laura
    Apr 26, 2017
    Pensaba que me iba a costar leerlo por el lenguaje pero para nada ha sido as. Es muy fcil de leer, y aunque es una historia que todos conocemos hay algn momento de sorpresa. La nica pega que le pongo es que es muy corto, podan haber dado algn rodeo en lugar de ir tan al g...
  • R. Ar.
    Nov 16, 2017
    Tek kelime ile mkemmel. nsz kitab?n yar?s?n? olu?turuyor ve nbilgi olmas? ad?na ok gzel detaylara yer verilmi?. Yaln?z geenlerde okudu?um Zweig eserinin nsznde yapt?klar? gibi yine btn kitab?n hikayesi zetleniyor. Zaten okurken anlayaca??m?z k?...
  • B. Han Varli
    Dec 25, 2017
    talihsiz oidipus! nas?l oldu da byle ?lg?nl??a kap?ld?n? hangi intikamc? tanr? kara baht?n? bsbtn karartt?? yaz?k oldu, ah yaz?k! ok isterdim seninle konu?mak, seni dinlemek, ama bakam?yorum yzne; deh?etten rperiyorum! ufaktan edebi...
  • Sarah
    Jul 05, 2017
    ?Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.? ...
  • Mahdi Lotfabadi
    Jul 08, 2017
    ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???? ?????????! ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ??? ??????? ??????????? ?? 2500 ??? ??? ????? ??? ? ????? ?????? ???????????? ??? ? ????? ????????? ???...
  • Oziel Bispo
    Nov 22, 2018
    Baseando-se no famoso mito de dipo muito conhecido na poca, o poeta Sfocles compe dipo Rei , uma pea teatral que melhor representou esse mito e que ficou em primeiro lugar entre as trs finalistas. Conta a luta de dipo para descobrir a verdade sobre a morte do antigo r...
  • Yıldırım Topçu
    Jun 06, 2018
    2500 y?l nce yaz?lm?? bir eser olmas?na ra?men sadeli?i ve ak?c?l??? ho?uma gitti. Thebai lemesinin ilk kitab?. Di?er kitaplar Antigone ve Oidipus Kolonosta. Eser ayn? zamanda Sigmund Freud'un "Oedipus Kompleksi" kuram?n?n esin kayna??ym??. Orhan Pamuk'un K?...
  • ♫ gabi ♫
    Jan 16, 2018
    Eh. That is all I want to say. This book was crazy. Oedipus's wife was really his mother, and gave birth to him then gave birth to his children. He stabs his own eyes out. I am so done with this book. ...
  • Antonella
    Jan 06, 2017
    Una de las grandes (y ms conocidas) tragedias de Sfocles. Ambientada en la peste que asola a Tebas, Edipo deber buscar el origen de la fatal desgracia y darle una solucin. Esta es una tragedia donde uno de los ejes principales es la disputa por el poder: Edipo, ante la revelaci...
  • Alissa
    Jul 04, 2017
    I've read these plays multiple times. They never fail to amaze me. ...
  • Mayy Wilde-Shakespeare
    Sep 09, 2018
    "How dreadful the knowledge of the truth can be When there?s no help in truth." Wow. This was...intense. And I don?t mean the sort of intensity I feel whenever I read a Shakespeare play, but this is a sort of intensity I can?t even describe. To be honest I kind of expect...
  • david
    Jan 18, 2018
    I really do not like my mother. I realize that moms (mums for the English) have many hats to wear. There is the tumult she has with the husband who never listens to her, and the children who end up at the principal?s office, and the clothes that need mending, and the purveying and...