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The present book focuses on the masterpiece of Greek Tragedy, Oedipus Rex, which has been referred to by Aristotle again and again in his Poetics. The play shows the helplessness of man before fate. This book contains discussions in the form of introduction, critical questions and answers that would stimulate the curiosity and inspire the readers towards a comprehensive exploration of Greek literature. The topics covered in the book include the Greek Theatre and theatrical equipments, sources of the play, the mythological background, and the role of Fate, among others. The book aims primarily at catering to the needs of the students of English literature, however the lucid language and easy-to-follow style makes the book an appealing read for anyone who is interested in the subject.
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S. Ahmed is a renowned author and an eminent teacher, who has a number of books to his credit, including A Dictionary of Literary Terms, Analysing Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience - A Reader's Companion, Aristotle's Poetics: A Reader's Companion and Studies in Euripides's Media.

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