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The Oedipus cycle

Sophocles

The Oedipus cycle

an English version

by Sophocles

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Published by Harcourt, Brace & World in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

Other titlesOedipus rex., Oedipus at Colonus., Antigone.
StatementDudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald.
SeriesHarvest books
ContributionsFitts, Dudley, 1903-, Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-
The Physical Object
Pagination249 p. :
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16088858M

At this time, a Corinthian enters and asks Oedipus to come back to Corinth and rule since his father has died. Continuing on his way, Oedipus found Thebes plagued by the Sphinxwho put a riddle to all passersby and destroyed those who could not answer. All IP addresses in Germany are blocked. Unable to kill her own son, Jocasta orders a servant to slay the infant for her. I am not your slave.

Oedipus is enraged by Tiresias' refusal, and verbally accuses him of complicity in Laius' The Oedipus cycle book. To learn the truth, Oedipus sends for the only living witness to the murder, a shepherd. The Leader of the Chorus suggests that Oedipus call for Tiresias, a great prophet, and Oedipus responds that he has already done so. Jocasta and the chorus believe Creon is innocent and beg Oedipus to let Creon go. Still, Oedipus worries about fulfilling the prophecy with his mother, Merope, a concern Jocasta dismisses. It emerges that the child he gave away was Laius's own son, and that Jocasta had given the baby to the shepherd to secretly be exposed upon the mountainside.

He orders the people of Thebes, under punishment of exile, to give any information they have about the death of Laius. She bore a son with Laios, but Laios had the feet of the child bound and had the child tossed in the wilderness. Afraid of his fate, Oedipus refuses, as he does not want to harm his mother. At the end of the play, order is restored.


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The chorus laments how even a great man can be felled by fate, and following this, a servant exits the palace to speak of what has happened inside.

The Oedipus Cycle Quotes

Although reluctant to speak, Oedipus forces Tiresias to reveal what he knows. Attic cup: Oedipus and the SphinxOedipus and the Sphinx, interior of an Attic red-figured kylix cup or drinking vesselc.

Sophocles's other complete surviving works The Oedipus cycle book ElectraPhiloctetesand The Oedipus cycle book Women. Before arriving at Thebes, Oedipus encounters the Sphinxa legendary beast with the head and breast of a woman, the body of a lioness, and the wings of an eagle.

When the shepherd arrives Oedipus questions him, but he begs to be allowed to leave without answering further. Jocasta also says that Laios had been killed by a group of people. Oedipus discovers her body and takes her brooches off her dress and pierces his eyes until they bleed and he blinds himself.

It is Oedipus's desire to find out the truth—a quality that, again, would have been admired by Sophocles's audience—that leads to his destruction.

Creon then tells what he has learned from the god Apollo, who spoke through the oracle: the murderer of Laius, who ruled Thebes before Oedipus, is in Thebes. Oedipus says that no matter what the cost is, he will get to the bottom of it, both because it harms Thebes, and because Laios was noble and loyal.

His daughters, Antigone and Ismene, are left in the hands of Creon, who proves to be a true friend of Oedipus. Oedipus then sends for the one surviving witness of the attack to be brought to the palace from the fields where he now works as a shepherd.

Oedipus accuses Tiresias of lying on Creon's behalf so that Creon can kill Oedipus and take over the position of ruler of Thebes. And a crowd of other horrors you'd never dream will level you with yourself and all your children.

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Still, Oedipus worries about fulfilling the prophecy with his mother, Merope, a concern Jocasta dismisses. All unknowing you are the scourge of The Oedipus cycle book own flesh and blood, the dead below the earth and the living here above, and the double lash of your mother and your father's curse will whip you from this land one day, their footfall treading you down in terror, darkness shrouding your eyes that now can see the light!

After learning that they The Oedipus cycle book win the Trojan War without Philoctetes' bow, the Greeks send Odysseus and Neoptolemus to The Oedipus cycle book him; due to the Greeks' earlier treachery, however, Philoctetes refuses to rejoin the army.

In that work, a character named Myrtilus, in a lengthy banquet speech claims that Ion of Chios writes in his book Encounters, that Sophocles loved boys as much as Euripides loved women.

It seems his prophecy might not come true, but he remains worried because his mother is still alive. He must be driven out in order for the plague to end. Copy to Clipboard. Jocasta tells Oedipus not to put any stock in what prophets and seers say.

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