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The Theatre oi Apollo: Divine Justice and Sophoc1es' Oedipus the King. Griffith wants to understand the OT as a moral play that can teach us something about ethics in our own lives.

The Theatre oi Apollo: Divine Justice and Sophoc1es' Oedipus the King. Buffalo, NY: McGill-Queens University Press, 1996. He argues, therefore, for three points: that Apollo is present throughout the play, that Apollo is a just god, and that in the course of the play Apollo punishes Oedipus for his crimes. These are perhaps not shocking or extraordinary claims: but this sort of reading has been out of favor lately.

2 Stage Directions for Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Oedipus thinks of himself as a reader of signspar excellence

Published by: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2 Stage Directions for Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Oedipus thinks of himself as a reader of signspar excellence.

Apollo is therefore not indifferent and his actions are not unjust. Griffith focuses on Apollo's commandment "know thyself," a commandment Oedipus belatedly and tragically fulfils, to stress both the need for self-understanding in the study of ancient literature and the usefulness of ancient literature in achieving self-understanding.

The Theatre of Apollo book. Apollo is therefore not indifferent and his actions are not unjust.

divine justice and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. Includes bibliographical references (p. -141) and index. Published 1996 by McGill-Queen's University Press in Montreal, Buffalo. x, 147 p. ; Number of pages.

2. Stage Directions for Sophocles' Oedipus the King (page 14). Read. 3. Oedipus Pharmakos? Alleged Scapegoating in the Play (page 29). 4. Asserting Eternal Providence: The Question of Guilt (page 45). 5. The Authority of Prophecy: Theodicy in the play (page 59). 6. Reading the Name of Oedipus and Other Riddles (page 70). 7. The Humiliation of Oedipus (page 76). 8. Conclusion (page 82).

Apollo actively intervenes in the fulfilment of Oedipus’ destiny through oracles and immanently in the onstage action. The Theatre of Apollo: Divine Justice and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. Rather than to punish him for any offence, the god’s purpose appears to be to impress upon Oedipus his existential insignificance. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

Literary critics have consistently marginalized the role of Apollo in Sophocles' Oedipus the King: some declare him to be inscrutable, others .

Literary critics have consistently marginalized the role of Apollo in Sophocles' Oedipus the King: some declare him to be inscrutable, others ignore him, and still others deny his existence altogether.

OEDIPUS O King Apollo! may his joyous looks Be presage of the joyous news he brings! .

OEDIPUS O King Apollo! may his joyous looks Be presage of the joyous news he brings! PRIEST As I surmise, 'tis welcome; else his head Had scarce been crowned with berry-laden bays. OEDIPUS We soon shall know; he's now in earshot range. OEDIPUS Teiresias, seer who comprehendest all, Lore of the wise and hidden mysteries, High things of heaven and low things of the earth, Thou knowest, though thy blinded eyes see naught, What plague infects our city; and we turn To thee, O seer, our one defense and shield.

By detaching Oedipus the King and Antigone from Oedipus at Colonus, which is not included, the . ut the only generalization that can safely be made applies equally to all Greek tragedy: divine will is always eventually done

By detaching Oedipus the King and Antigone from Oedipus at Colonus, which is not included, the misleading latter-day myth of a Theban ‘trilogy’ or ‘cycle’ is exploded. For the three surviving plays by Sophocles set at Thebes and focusing on the family of Oedipus were not designed to be performed together sequentially. ut the only generalization that can safely be made applies equally to all Greek tragedy: divine will is always eventually done. Antigone affirms that the laws of heaven are ‘Unwritten and unchanging. Not of today Or yesterday is their authority; They are eternal’ (p. 17).

By imaginatively recreating the play's original staging and debunking the interpretations of various critics, including Aristotle, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, E.R. Dodds, Frederick Ahl, and John Peradotto, Griffith shows that Apollo is a constant, powerful presence throughout the play. He contends that although we can sympathize with Oedipus because of his sufferings, he is still morally responsible for murdering his father and sleeping with his mother. Apollo is therefore not indifferent and his actions are not unjust. Griffith focuses on Apollo's commandment "know thyself," a commandment Oedipus belatedly and tragically fulfils, to stress both the need for self-understanding in the study of ancient literature and the usefulness of ancient literature in achieving self-understanding.
The Theatre of Apollo: Divine Justice and Sophocles' Oedipus the King download epub
Performing Arts
Author: Drew Griffith
ISBN: 0773515003
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Language: English
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; 1 edition (October 23, 1996)
Pages: 160 pages