Oedipus King of Thebes

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      “Oedipus King of Thebes” also known as “Oedipus Rex” and “Oedipus the King” is a famous tragedy written by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. The play was written around 429 BC, and is a classic work of Greek literature, still widely studied and performed today. It is known for its complex characters, compelling plot, and exploration of profound philosophical and psychological themes.


      Oedipus Rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus Tyrannus (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος, pronounced [oidípoːs týrannos]), or Oedipus the King, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed around 429 BC. Originally, to the ancient Greeks, the title was simply Oedipus (Οἰδίπους), as it is referred to by Aristotle in the Poetics. It is thought to have been renamed Oedipus Tyrannus to distinguish it from Oedipus at Colonus, a later play by Sophocles. In antiquity, the term “tyrant” referred to a ruler with no legitimate claim to rule, but it did not necessarily have a negative connotation.

      Of Sophocles’ three Theban plays that have survived, and that deal with the story of Oedipus, Oedipus Rex was the second to be written, following Antigone by about a dozen years. However, in terms of the chronology of events described by the plays, it comes first, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone.

      Prior to the start of Oedipus Rex, Oedipus has become the king of Thebes while unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father, Laius (the previous king), and marry his mother, Jocasta (whom Oedipus took as his queen after solving the riddle of the Sphinx). The action of Sophocles’s play concerns Oedipus’s search for the murderer of Laius in order to end a plague ravaging Thebes, unaware that the killer he is looking for is none other than himself. At the end of the play, after the truth finally comes to light, Jocasta hangs herself while Oedipus, horrified at his patricide and incest, proceeds to gouge out his own eyes in despair.

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      The King of Thebes

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      The City of Thebes

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      The Plague

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      The Chorus

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      The Wife and Mother of Oedipus

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      The Death of Jocasta

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      The Revelation

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      The Self-Blinding of Oedipus

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      The Shepherd

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      Publisher : Book.io

      Series : Classics

      First Publication Date : 429 BC

      Author : Sophocles

      Genres: Classics, Fiction, Mythology, Play

      Language : English

      Word Count : 50,000

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      From Wikipedia: Sophocles (c. 497/496 – winter 406/405 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian, known as one of three from whom at least one play has survived in full. His first plays were written later than, or contemporary with, those of Aeschylus; and earlier than, or contemporary with, those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost fifty y… Read More

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