Sophocles’ Oedipus

1. Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus (12 mb .pdf, 1st ed. July 2017)

This link contains the 1st ed. of the commentary  Sophocles’ Oedipus : Greek Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary.

If you find this book helpful, please consider recommending the work to a colleague or friend.

2. Student Translation Sheets (.pdf, 77 pp., 20 lines per page)

3. Running Core Vocabulary (10 or more times) in PowerPoint (614 kb, .zip file) outside link

The vocabulary flashcards will be updated once more with minor changes when the 1st edition is published.

4. Running Core Vocabulary (10 or more times) in .jpg images (8 mb, .zip file) outside link

5. Forum for Oedipus Rex

The commentary above is supposed to complement–and not replace–an advanced commentary. For an advanced-level commentary on Oedipus, I recommend R. D. Dawe’s Sophocles: Oedipus Rex (rev. 2006), which I have linked to below:




2 thoughts on “Sophocles’ Oedipus

  1. Julio Sanchez says:

    I honestly cannot believe that no one has commented, but allow me to be the first to say here that this is an amazing resource for me as an Intermediate/Advanced level Ancient Greek student. I needed something for summer reading before my next semester, and I have stumbled upon the perfect material.
    The normal way I usually read the Greek texts for my class (Alcestis and Bacchae) has been to have the physical copy in front of me along with the Perseus open so I can click on any vocab I don’t understand. The vocabulary/commentary on the bottom of the pages is in no way overbearing and it removes the need to use Perseus as a resource. Using it honestly feels like cheating most of the time.
    You’re doing a great service to all undergraduate classics students, Dr. Steadman. There’s a 100% chance I’m going to buy a physical copy of this after using printed pages from the PDF for the time being. Thank you also for selling these at such a reasonable price. I spent $90 combined on my Alcestis and Bacchae, and while some undergrads pay twice that for a single economics or social work textbook, it still breaks the bank. I would certainly recommend these books to my fellow students.

  2. Brooke W says:

    I’m with you Julio, I cant believe no one has commented but you. I’ve been getting deep into Greek mythology lately and read a couple of Oedipus Rex essays but needed some help so I agree with you, with this commentary they’re providing an awesome service to all undergraduate classics students.

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