""Edmunds is a classical philologist whose wide critical reading in the scholarship of other disciplines pertaining to Oedipus, together with his mastery of the popular analogues, has enabled him to direct corrective criticisms at Freud, Vladimir Propp, Lévi-Strauss, and many an interpreter of Sophocles, always with a disarming modesty and circumspection." -- Classical Views
"All who study and teach Greek texts touching on Oedipus should look into this book." -- Classical World
Drawing on more than seventy works that dispersed the Oedipus legend from Greece to Asia, Africa, and the Americas, Edmunds provides a foundation for discussion of the lasting appeal of this legend, for claims of its universality, and for its uses as a vehicle for personal and cultural expression.