Study Guide

Oedipus Sightings

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Dec 20, 2019

Antigone by Sophocles

It might be the last of Sophocles' Oedipus plays chronologically in terms of plot, but it's the first one Sophocles wrote; check out what happens to Antigone after her daddy dies. (Hint: it isn't a happy ending.)

Dec 20, 2019

Oedipus the King by Sophocles

This is the best play ever... according to Aristotle and a whole bunch of other folks. (We have to say, we think it's pretty awesome, too.)


Dec 20, 2019

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

Oedipus dies in this tragedy. Womp womp.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Oedipus by Seneca

The big deal Roman playwright puts his spin on Oedipus' story. (It doesn't get any happier, that's for sure.)

Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

In this famous collection of mythological poems, Ovid tells us all about how Oedipus saved Thebes by solving the riddle of the Sphinx. (Whoa, somebody actually chose to write about the good stuff he did?)

Dec 20, 2019

Oedipus el Rey by Luis Alfaro

This modern Chicano riff on the Oedipus story is set in an L.A. barrio.

Dec 20, 2019

These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney

Oedipus kicks off this modernized marathon of all of Sophocles' extant plays.

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