Forgot your password?  

Research Article: Oedipus the King

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 20 pages of information about Oedipus the King.
This section contains 5,948 words
(approx. 20 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Oedipus the King Encyclopedia Article

Oedipus the King

by Sophocles

Sophocles was born at Colonus, just a mile outside Athens, in the year 496 B.C.E. The son of a wealthy family, he was raised with every possible educational and social advantage. At age 16 he made his debut in the theater by performing in a chorus that celebrated an Athenian victory (at Salamis), and soon afterward he began composing original poems and songs. Sophocles entered his first dramatic competition at the age of 28, where he took the top prize over Aeschylus, who was then considered the reigning master of tragedy. Apart from his dramatic interests, Sophocles was quite civic minded; he held a variety of political and military offices in his lifetime, including appointments to embassies, a position as an official of a religious organization, and two generalships, one under Pericles and once under Nicias. Sophocles’ long life of 90 years spanned...

(read more)

This section contains 5,948 words
(approx. 20 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Oedipus the King Encyclopedia Article
Follow Us on Facebook