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Tradition, Translation, TraumaThe Classic and the Modern$
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Jan Parker and Timothy Mathews

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.001.0001

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Sophoclean Journeys

Sophoclean Journeys

(p.73) 3 Sophoclean Journeys
Tradition, Translation, Trauma

Pat Easterling

Oxford University Press

This chapter argues that the lasting ‘translatability’ and pervasiveness in modern culture of Sophocles’ surviving plays owes much to the complex power with which such seemingly simple images are invested. It examines Oedipus at Colonus, where the idea of the journey informs the whole action with particular intensity.

Keywords:   translation, modern culture, Sophocles, plays, Oedipus at Colonus, journey

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