Washington Square Press Enriched Classics make great literature even more accessible to a new generation of readers, with expanded and updated reader's supplements and essential historical information. Oedipus the King is the 2,000-year-old masterpiece that raises basic questions about human behavior that are still vigorously debated by students and scholars. Photos and illustrations. (Poetry/Plays)Acclaimed for over 2,000 years for its ingeniously constructed plot and extraordinary insight into the drama of human experience, Sophocles' masterpiece is revealed in all its riveting intensity. Here is one of the greatest of all Greek tragedies -- a peat man hurtling toward his own destruction -- a story of pride and power, incest and murder, which has never ceased to fire debate.