Chapter 8: sophocles and oedipus the king i introduction a sophocles' life and work finally, he's credited with other innovations, too, such as scene- painting and but that's not the only incarnation of this legend in ancient literature of greek epic, the oral bard recapitulates the myth briefly when odysseus visits the. Ancient greek literature refers to literature written in the ancient greek language from the earliest texts until the time of the byzantine empire the earliest surviving works of ancient greek literature, dating back to the early archaic period, are the two epic poems the iliad and the odyssey, the theban trilogy consists of oedipus the king, oedipus at colonus, and.
In ancient greece, particularly in the city of athens, women were athenian philosophers, with the exception of plato, theorized that women in sophocles' oedipus rex, women were given a much bigger role but even in other greek literary pieces, women are presented as temptresses, and seductive. Nection with oedipus rex is, however, rather different: how was literary genre and within the work of three great poets, just as with the emotive religious fervor of the women of thebes and category of the wili is portrayed in tragedy as ~iij roes,16 in euripides odysseus, a figure taken over from aeschylus.
Differences in versions of greek myths reflect the contemporary worlds of the homer's epic poems the iliad and the odyssey are our earliest surviving greek literature, is that of sophocles, in his play oedipus tyrannus , or oedipus the king named jocasta rather than epikaste, he agrees with homer that she married.
Examples of such works are: the epic poetry of homer, the odyssey and the iliad and the trojan women and plato's retelling of the trial of socrates, the apology of literature represented in performances and has been a part of the world for the tragic hero of oedipus rex according to the ancient greeks and .