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Matter for thought

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10 July 2008



The Penguin Book of Classical Myths
Jenny March

Allen Lane, £25 (978-1-846-14130-0)
Church Times Bookshop £22.50

In this painting (c.1826) of Oedipus and the Sphinx by J. A. D. Ingres, Oedipus is on the verge of solving the riddle put to him by the monster at Thebes. It is one of the illustrations in the book, which retells the great stories that underpin our culture and echo through the works of countless writes and artists

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