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. In defiance of this long-standing critical consensus, Drew Griffith offers a new interpretation of the play by arguing that Apollo brings about Oedipus' downfall as just punishment for his hubris.Divine Justice and Sophoclesa#39; Oedipus the King Drew Griffith ... the question posed by traditional interpreters of whether the play is a tragedy of fate or of free will is wrong-headed and irrelevant. ... in E.R. Doddsa#39; essay aquot;On Misunderstanding the Oedipus Rex, aquot;5 and it is Oedipusa#39;s own position in Oedipus at Colonus 270-4.
|Title||:||Theatre of Apollo|
|Publisher||:||McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1996-10-23|