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Oedipus Rex/Oedipus Tyrannus/Oedipus the King

Oedipus Rex, Oedipus Tyrannus, and Oedipus the King are different names for a Greek tragedy by Sophocles.  Oedipus Rex is one the most well know ancient Greek tragedies.  It tells the story of Oedipus who discovers that he has murdered his father and married his mother.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Sophocles
  • Sophocles Criticism and Interpretation
  • Oedipus Rex


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PA3626
  • PA4413 - PA4417

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  Sophocles. 1990.

                     Call Number:  PA4417 .S69

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. 1988.
  • Nardo, Don (ed.). Readings on Sophocles. 1997.

                    Call Number:  PA4417 .R38 1997

  • Segal, Charles. Sophocles' Tragic World : Divinity, Nature, Society. 1995.

                       Call Number:  PA4417 .S46

  • Sophocles. Sophokles: The Complete Plays. 2000.

                        Call Number:  PA4414 .A1 M84 2000

Reference Materials

  • Classical and Medieval Literature CriticismCall Number:  REF PA3003 .C56

o   Vol. 2, pg. 288-89, 292, 296, 300, 304-05, 309-10, 312-10, 312-16, 319-21, 324, 337-40,   343-45, 347, 349-51, 353, 355-57, 359-62, 369-78, 382, 384, 387, 389-92, 394, 409-10, 415-21, 423-29

o   Vol. 47, pg. 269-360

  • Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised EditionCall Number:  PN1625 .C68 2003

o   Vol. 6, pg. 3166-67

  • Drama CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1625 .D72

o   Vol. 1, pg. 414, 416,425, 428, 430-31, 433, 437-38, 441, 446-59, 460-61, 464

  • Drama for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN1601 .D595 1998

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 202-21

  • Masterplots, 2nd Revised Ed. – Call Number:  REF PN44 .M33 1996

Vol. 8, pgs. 4607-10                      (Same as MagillOnLiterature database)


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete (use search terms – Oedipus and Sophocles)
  •  Literature Resources from Gale




This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on July 27, 2009

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