|Oedipus at Colonus (c.-407) [Play]|
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Series: Oedipus Cycle (The Theban Plays)
(From the publisher):
Blinded and disgraced, Oedipus dwells quietly in Thebes until the kingdom is roiled in 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. In the meantime, Oedipus' two sons wage a struggle for control of Thebes. Secure in the protection of Theseus, ruler of Athens, and faithfully attended by his daughters Antigone and Ismene, Oedipus is a towering tragic figure whose final years comprise a moving portrayal of the perseverence of human dignity in the face of an incomprehensible and impersonal universe.
Original title: Οἰδίπους ἐπὶ Κολωνῷ [Oidipous epi Kolonoi]
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Ancient→ Greek→ Tragedy
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Theban Plays, the (1850) [Omnibus Volume]