Oedipus by Seneca

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Oedipus (Oidipus) is a tragic play in Latin by Seneca.

The original text

It was written by Lucius Annaeus Seneca at some time during the 1st century AD. A retelling of the story of Oedipus, as found in Oedipus the King by Sophocles. It was not intended to be performed, but rather to be recited at private gatherings.

However, the text has been very influential, the source of a number of adaptations itself, including Oedipus by Ted Hughes (1969), Oedipus by Hugo Claus (19**),




P.J. Conradie, 1999


Helikon, 5(21), 1955.

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

Oedipus theatre programmes, PACT, 1971, 1990.

B. van Zyl Smit 2003 "The Receptions of Greek Tragedy in the 'Old' and the 'New' South Africa" in Akroterion 48 : 3-20)[1]

Betine van Zyl Smit. 2010. "Oedipus and Afrikaans Theater" in Comparative Drama (Vol. 44, No. 4: pp. 477-493)[2]

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