Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles
Can one man escape his fate? Or are we all doomed to walk the path that was laid for us?
Dive into Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, one of the most celebrated ancient tragedies of all time. Follow the doomed King Oedipus, a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, as he slowly uncovers the horrible truth behind his ascension to the throne.
With an emphasis on the power of destiny and the human desire to create our own future, Oedipus Rex stands firm as one of the most treasured stories of the ancient world.
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Oedipus Rex was written by Sophocles
Translation by by F. Storr
Introduction by Anya Leonard
Biography by Ben Potter