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Two different translations of Oedipus the King Sophocles was one of the most famous Greek playwrights of his time and he is still well known by contemporary society Many people today and in the past few thousand years have studied Sophocles and his works trying to understand and analyze them Sophocles lived almost 2500 years ago writing Greek plays including a famous trilogy Antigone Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus Many people throughout history have praised Sophocles for this trilogy Oedipus the King has been dissected studied and taught ranging from schoolteachers such as Mr M Rodriguez to even the most well known philosophers such as Sigmund Freud This proves how widespread Sophocles Oedipus the King really is Many authors have translated Oedipus into their own words for easier comprehension of the play This allows other people to understand the play better for either personal enjoyment or educational purposes Two different authors and their translations of the play will be compared and cont rasted showing the many diverse translations of Oedipus the King William Butler Yeats and DW Myatt are two authors who both have analyzed Oedipus the King the way they think the play should be told There are many similarities and some differences but each translation has its own obvious uniqueness Yeats is a well-respected Irish author Robert Couteau describes him as the great Irish writer and mystic Couteau 1 Myatt is not as well known as Yeats however he does translate Oedipus in a well-educated way RD Dawe points out that Myatt explains even the little details in his translation Myatt 93 Oedipus the King is not the only title this play is known by Universally the play is called Oedipus TyrannusNorwood 145 In Yeats translation Sophocles King Oedipus Yeats 304 is the title He notes Sophocles as the original author of the play by placing his name in the title Myatt however uses Oedipus Tyrannus Myatt 7 sticking with
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