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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date October 29, 2015
Pages 42
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781518844218
ISBN-10 1518844219
Dimensions 0.11 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $6.54
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Oedipus steps out of the royal palace of Thebes and is greeted by a procession of priests, who are in turn surrounded by the impoverished and sorrowful citizens of Thebes. The citizens carry branches wrapped in wool, which they offer to the gods as gifts. Thebes has been struck by a plague, the citizens are dying, and no one knows how to put an end to it. Oedipus asks a priest why the citizens have gathered around the palace. The priest responds that the city is dying and asks the king to save Thebes. Oedipus replies that he sees and understands the terrible fate of Thebes, and that no one is more sorrowful than he. He has sent Creon, his brother-in-law and fellow ruler, to the Delphic oracle to find out how to stop the plague. Just then, Creon arrives, and Oedipus asks what the oracle has said. Creon asks Oedipus if he wants to hear the news in private, but Oedipus insists that all the citizens hear. Creon then tells what he has learned from the god Apollo, who spoke through the oracle: the murderer of Laius, who ruled Thebes before Oedipus, is in Thebes. He must be driven out in order for the plague to end.

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from Createspace Independent Pub (October 29, 2015); titled "Oedipus King of Thebes"
9781518844218 | details & prices | 42 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.11 in. | List price $6.54
About: Oedipus steps out of the royal palace of Thebes and is greeted by a procession of priests, who are in turn surrounded by the impoverished and sorrowful citizens of Thebes.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 15, 2014); titled "Oedipus King of Thebes"
9781499150940 | details & prices | 30 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.07 in. | List price $6.99
About: If I have turned aside from Euripides for a moment and attempted a translation of the great stage masterpiece of Sophocles, my excuse must be the fascination of this play, which has thrown its spell on me as on many other translators.
With Gilbert Murray (other contributor) | from Bibliolife (June 30, 2009); titled "Oedipus King of Thebes"
9781110699865 | details & prices | 91 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $18.75
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
from Bibliobazaar (October 30, 2008); titled "Oedipus, King of Thebes"
9780559257766 | details & prices | 105 pages | List price $19.75
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
from Jesson Pr (March 30, 2007); titled "Oedipus, King of Thebes"
9781406741544 | details & prices | 108 pages | List price $26.99
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
from Hesperides Pr (May 31, 2006)
9781406713756 | details & prices | 108 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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