Abstract

Abstract:

What meaning did Sophocles intend when he titled his work Oedipus Tyrannus? Did he mean Oedipus the King, as most translators would have it, or Oedipus the Tyrant, in the sense of despot? In this essay I argue that, while we cannot know with certainty what Sophocles had in mind, a case can be made that both king and tyrant were intended, and that the title is multifaceted.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 416-419
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-15
Open Access
No
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