Publisher : ISD LLC
Release Date : 2001-03-01
ISBN 13 : 158044427X
Total Pages : 208 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (44 users downloads)
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Download or read book The Siege of Thebes written by John Lydgate and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2001-03-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Lydgate's The Siege of Thebes, written c. 1421-22, is the only Middle English poetic text that recounts the fratricidal struggle between Oedipus's sons Eteocles and Polynices as they contend for the lordship of Thebes. The text reflects the problem of poetic authority and the political and ethical themes of Lydgate's poetic career in the 1420s, when he was writing as a Lancastrian propagandist and as unofficial royal poet.