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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

o  
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)
  • JSTOR
  •  Literature Resources from Gale

 

 

 

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Last Revised on July 27, 2009

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