Written by Sophocles
Genre: Plays, Classics
Original Language: Classical Greek
Read in English
Review: Oedipus I did really like. I recall reading two translations pretty much in parallel – one which was apparently pretty much word-for-word faithful to the original, and this one. This one, which I imagine is less faithful to the language of the original, but more accurately conveys the spirit of it, was much more enjoyable by far. I enjoyed it a lot as a story, and remember really appreciating the soliloquies, with some fascination over how long ago it was actually written, and how something written that long ago can still be at all relevant today.