For those thinking of purchasing this book, I would urge you to take a look at the Fitzgerald version.
Even teachers who cannot get classroom sets of this edition to give their students to read can take advantage of what they find here to benefit their students.
All this being said, as far as Greek classics go this one would fall somewhere in the middle, not exceptional but certainly not terrible.
My daughter liked this edition as it had the literary highlights, it helped her to make sense of the text. Thank you!Published 11 days ago by Patty in Colorado
The entire play conveyed a feeling of incredible sorrow and loss, combined with pity. Oedipus, the accursed king of Thebes, was destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Swankivy
It was surprisingly understandable and enjoyable. It would've been even better if my English teacher hadn't spoiled the plot. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ashley
The book arrived in terrible condition! It was only the cheap price that I decided to keep it instead of sending it back.Published 3 months ago by Anh Thu
Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex illustrates a tragic hero filled with disagreeable traits yet is not depicted by the audience because of pitifulness. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Erica Huang
I bought this version specifically because of the footnotes to explain terms, give background, etc. But even when you enlarge the size of the basic text the footnotes do not... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Baseball Spiritualist
All of life's questions are answered in the Greek Tragedies. No better place to start than with Sophocles, the rock star of his day!Published 12 months ago by J. Dean