oa Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - The Sophoklean Oidipus and its antecedents
|Article Title||The Sophoklean Oidipus and its antecedents|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1961|
|Pages||7 - 28|
|Keyword(s)||Atonement, Classical studies, Delphi, Epic cycles, Greek mythology, Greek tragedies, Hesiod, Iliad, Man-god relationship, Nekyia, Oidipodeia, Purification, Sophocles - Oidipus, The Sphinx and The Thebaid|
States Oidipus, as almost every Greek myth, is a very complex structure - the collective achievement through the centuries, of people, and of poet, and of plastic artist, all adding motifs to the Oidipus edifice and thus raising it to its majestic structure. Presents with a mere catalogue of viewpoints on Oidipus mythology. Relates the first introduction to Oidipus in literature is found in the Iliad and in Hesiod, later in the Nekyia.
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