Sophocles’ Diagnosis: Psychoanalysis and the Many Faces of Oedipus

Marco Innamorati


The Oedipus myth has a special meaning for the history of psychoanalysis. An analysis of the historical variation of the myth treatment within the theatre gives new insights about the possible interpreation. Comparing the various psychoanalytic interpretations of Sophocles’ tragedy also gives interesting indications on the same subject.


Oedypus myth; psychoanalysis; theatre; interpretation

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