oedipus rex by sophocles

  • Poetics by AristotleOedipus Rex as a Tragedy

    Oedipus Rex as a Tragedy

    Oedipus Rex is an ancient Greek tragedy. It is so typical of the classical tragedies that Aristotle took it as an example to define and illustrate the qualities of a tragedy. Aristotle mentioned Oedipus Rex as an ideal tragedy in his famous book “Poetics”. Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude;…

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    Oedipus Rex as Classical and Modern Tragedy

    “Oedipus Rex”; the tragedy; has been talked about as among the best tragedies ever written by Sophocles. Regardless of of its controversial genre, it gained fame in lots of countries. The play was translated in lots of modern languages and performed in all the world. A motive resulting from which, “Oedipus Rex” received fame is that it was mentioned in…

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