Oedipus the King

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Introduction

This is a study guide for the book Oedipus the King, also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. Please click on the literary analysis category you wish to be displayed. Back and Next buttons can guide you through all the sections or you can choose to j