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Seneca: Oedipus

IngresOdipusAndSphinxThe Oedipus of Seneca the Younger is a Latin adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. As with many of Seneca's plays, the action is portrayed more directly than in the Greek model. Notably, in this instance, Jocasta's suicide takes place on stage, rather than being discovered after the fact as in Sophocles.

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Free online texts

Internet Archive: Tragedies I: Hercules Furens. Troades. Medea. Hippolytus. Oedipus. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Latin with facing English translation by Frank Justus Miller.

Latin Library: Oedipus. Latin text. HTML format.

Loebulus: L062N - Tragedies I: Hercules Furens. Troades. Medea. Hippolytus. Oedipus. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Latin and English.

Theoi: Oedipus, translated by Frank Justus Miller. HTML format.

 

Other Resources

Ancient-Literature.com: Oedipus.

BBC In Our Time: Seneca the Younger - Radio discussion with Melvyn Bragg, Mary Beard, Catherine Edwards and Alessandro Schiesaro.

Literature and History: Episode 65 - Seneca and the Julio-Claudians | Episode 66 - Stoicism, Seneca, St Paul, podcast by Doug Metzger.

Wikipedia: Oedipus (Seneca)

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Latin Resources: Online materials for learning Latin.

Sophocles: Oedipus Rex

Bloom's Western Canon: Seneca's tragedies are listed.

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