Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge

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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Note: Some works cited in connection with specific problems in the notes are not repeated here. I have concentrated on works in English. For works in other languages, see the Bibliographies cited below and also the references in my Tragedy and Civilization and Sophocles' Tragic World (below).


I. PRIMARY WORKS

Editions and Commentaries

Bollack, Jean. L'Oedipe Roi de Sophocle. Lille: Presses Universitaires de Lille, 1990, 4 volumes. Facing Greek text and French translation, with detailed, line-by-line commentary, introduction on the manuscripts and metrical analysis. Particular attention to the history of the text and interpretation.

Dawe, R. D. Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. Greek text, with helpful commentary.

Gould, Thomas. Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1970. Prose translation, running commentary, with a heavily Freudian slant.

Jebb, Richard C. Sophocles: The Plays and Fragments. Part 1, The Oedipus Tyrannus. 3d ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1893. Extensive introduction, Greek text, facing translation into fairly literal prose, and commentary. Still usable and valuable all around edition of the play.

Lloyd-Jones, Hugh and N. G. Wilson. Sophoclis Fabulae. Oxford Classical Texts. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990. The standard Greek text of Sophocles, though disagreements on specific textual problems remain.

Sheppard, John T. The Oedipus Tyrannus of Sophocles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1920. Greek text, facing translation, interpretative essays emphasizing the moral innocence of Oedipus, and commentary.


Translations

Bagg, Robert. Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1982. A brisk and spirited contemporary verse translation.

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