Study Guide

Oedipus at Colonus Tough-o-Meter

By Sophocles


(9) Mount Everest

We’re not going to lie—you’re going to need some preparation before you tackle Oedipus at Colonus. Its references to the events in Oedipus the King as well as its crazy ancient Greek philosophy of fate, free will, and voluntary or involuntary action require some extra detective work, and the old-school style might be unfamiliar. That being said, dare to go where few have gone before, and you’ll have the whole story. Trust us, it’s worth the perspective.