Andreas Markantonatos. Oedipus at Colonus - Sophocles, Athens, and the World. Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte, Band 87. X, 360 pages
This book aims to offer a contemporary literary interpretation of the play, including a readable discussion of its underlying historical, religious, moral, social, and mythical issues. Also, it discusses the most recent interpretative scholarship on the play, the main intertextual affiliations with earlier Thebes-related tragedies, especially focusing on Sophocles’ Antigone and Oedipus Tyrannus, and the literature and performance reception of the play; it contains an up-to-date bibliography and detailed indices.