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Author: Edmunds, Lowell
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2006
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415329354
Volumes: 1; Pages: 200
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In the ancient myth, Oedipus ceased to be king when he discovered his crimes. Nonetheless, since the Renaissance, he has ruled the kingdom of the imagination. The twentieth century begins with the Oedipus complex in Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams and the power of the Oedipus myth continued to manifest itself in an astonishing range of artistic and intellectual work.
As a volume in the Gods and Heroes series, this book explores a key figure in ancient myth incisively and accessibly, yet with enough scholarly detail to be an 'all-you-need-to-know' for lower level courses, a platform for further study at a more advanced level or as a reference book of key information for researchers/academics.
Introduction: the Kingdom of Oedipus
Chapter 1: Oedipus before Tragedy: Cults and Theban Epic
Chapter 2: Oedipus in Fifth-Century Tragedy
Chapter 3: Oedipus in Rome and the Latin Middle Ages
Chapter 4: Oedipus in the Twentieth Century
Conclusion: Oedipus in crisis or still king?