The ending of Sophocles' Oedipus rex

P. J. Finglass*

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This article defends the authenticity of lines 1424-1523 of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex in the face of a recent attack, and establishes that doubts about this section were first raised at the beginning of the eighteenth century.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-62
Number of pages21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009


  • History of scholarship
  • Interpolation
  • Jean Boivin de Villeneuve
  • Oedipus Rex
  • Roger Dawe
  • Sophocles

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