Oedipus Rex | Study Guide

Sophocles

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Overview

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Author

Sophocles

First Performed

c. 430–426 BCE

Type

Play

Genre

Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator

In this typical Greek tragedy, a chorus introduces and comments on the story in Oedipus Rex and converses with the characters.

About the Title

Oedipus Rex is Latin and means "Oedipus the King," which is the title of later translations of the play.

Summary

This study guide and infographic for Sophocles's Oedipus Rex offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

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