1 hr 14 min

'Oedipus The King' by Sophocles W/Guest Timothy Sandefur The Troubadour Podcast

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On this episode of Troubadour Talks I had as a guest Timothy Sandefur, VP of Litigation at Goldwater Institute. We discussed the play Oedipus the King by Sophocles. 
The Oedipus is likely one of the most referenced  and analyzed work of imaginative literature in the history of the world. Now, Tim and Kirk have added their voices to this endeavor!

Both Kirk and Tim recommend the Robert Fagles translation of Oedipus The King. 
On the show, Tim refers to a performance of Greek Plays done in Greek. The director is Leonidas Loizides. You can learn more about this director in this article. 
Read Tim Sandefur on his personal blog at sandefur.typepad.com
Also, Tim has a review of a new translation of Oedipus, coming out at The Objective Standard, 
Topics discussed:
Why lawyers today should read literature generally and ancient Greek literature in particular.How the Ancient Greeks viewed literature's role as crucial in life.An overview of The Oedipus story.How Oedipus The King is like Batman.The universality of this story.A Character analysis of Oedipus & JocastaThe problem with "Tragic Flaws."Meaning from literature and mortalitythe psychological insight we can learn from the ancients.Do we have free-will or are we determined beings?Analysis of the style of Oedipus' crossroads speechOn reading translationsThe #DisruptTexts​ movementand much more!

On this episode of Troubadour Talks I had as a guest Timothy Sandefur, VP of Litigation at Goldwater Institute. We discussed the play Oedipus the King by Sophocles. 
The Oedipus is likely one of the most referenced  and analyzed work of imaginative literature in the history of the world. Now, Tim and Kirk have added their voices to this endeavor!

Both Kirk and Tim recommend the Robert Fagles translation of Oedipus The King. 
On the show, Tim refers to a performance of Greek Plays done in Greek. The director is Leonidas Loizides. You can learn more about this director in this article. 
Read Tim Sandefur on his personal blog at sandefur.typepad.com
Also, Tim has a review of a new translation of Oedipus, coming out at The Objective Standard, 
Topics discussed:
Why lawyers today should read literature generally and ancient Greek literature in particular.How the Ancient Greeks viewed literature's role as crucial in life.An overview of The Oedipus story.How Oedipus The King is like Batman.The universality of this story.A Character analysis of Oedipus & JocastaThe problem with "Tragic Flaws."Meaning from literature and mortalitythe psychological insight we can learn from the ancients.Do we have free-will or are we determined beings?Analysis of the style of Oedipus' crossroads speechOn reading translationsThe #DisruptTexts​ movementand much more!

1 hr 14 min