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The myth of oedipus, who wrote the 3 plays known as the theban trilogy

Sophocles

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3 names of Oedipus

Oedipus Tyrannus
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus the King

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Laius

father of Oedipus,
Great Grandson of Cadmus

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What bond did Laius break?

Bond of Xenia
- guest and host relationship

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Who took in Laius?

Pelops (under xenia)

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Who does Laius rape?

Pelop's son - Chrysippus - chris

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What does Pelops do to Laius after realizing he raped Chrysippus

- he curses him and his descendants

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What does Pelops do to Laius after realizing he raped Chrysippus

- he curses him and his descendants

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When Laius returns from to Thebes, who does he marry?

Jocasta

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Condition of Jocasta and Liaus having a son ?

The son will kill him one day

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Where was Oedipus exposed?

Mt. Cithaeron

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How was Oedipus supposed to be exposed?

spike through ankles

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Who rescues Oedipus from being exposed?

Corinthian Sheperd

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Who raises Oedipus

king and queen of corinth
- polybus and merope

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king and queen of corinth

polybus and merope

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Epithet given to Oedipus from Polybus and Merope?

Swollen foot

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Where does Liaus leave his son to be exposed?

Mt. Cithaeron

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Oedipus's fate when consulting the oracle

fated to murder father and marry mother

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Where does Oedipus kill Laius (his real father)?

on a crossroads in road rage anger.

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Epithet for Sphinx

The STRANGLER

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what riddle did the strangler ask Oedipus?

Man

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What happens to the sphinx after oedipus answers the question?

it commits suicide

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Oedipus slays the sphinx and then claims whom as his wife?

Jocasta (2nd half of oracle fulfilled)

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two sons of Oedipus and Jocasta

Polyneices and Eteocles

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two daughters of Oedipus and Jocasta?

Antigone and Ismene

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Story of when shit starts to hit the fan for Oedipus

King Polybus of Corinth dies
- messenger comes to Thebes and says he can be king too
- Oedipus relieved that he didn't kill his father
- realizes that messenger is old sheperd who knows the truth
- Oedipus gets truth out of sheperd/ messenger
- Oedipus realizes that Laius was his father
- Jocasta hangs herself
- Oedipus takes her broches from her hair and blinds himself

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What does oedipus use to blind himself?

Brooches from Jocasta's robe

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Why were the thebans being devastated by a plague?

The murderer of Laius lived in the city
- aka Oedipus

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Who kept trying to tell Oedipus that Laius was his father?

TIRESIAS the prophet

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Who becomes King when Oedipus steps down?

Jocasta's brother, Creon

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Who leads Oedipus to COlonus?

Antigone

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Who is the King of Athens?

Theseus

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What's so cool about the city that has Oedipus's bones?

The city cannot be taken" - as told by delphic oracle

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Where does Oedipus mysteriously disappear into?

GROVE of EUMENIDES

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Epithet for Grove of Eumenides

eryines aka Furies

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The sons of oedipus

Eteocles and Polyneices

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Who is in exile first?

Polyneices

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polyneices is denied the throne upon his return, how does he win over 6 others to attack Thebes?

harmonia's robe and necklace

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2 main players in helping Polynecies take back the throne?

Adrastus and Tydeus

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Who was Adrastus

king of argos

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who was tydeus

exiled from arcadia

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Who faces Polyneices in the 7on 7 fight?

Eteocles

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2 survivors of the seven against thebes fight

Amphiaraus and Adrastus

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Amphiaraus

a seer who is later swallowed up by earth
- becomes Chthonic Cult Hero

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Who saves Adrastus?

divine steed name Arion

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Who are Arion's parents?

Poseidon and Demeter

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What does Creon do with Polyneices remains?

Since he is a "traitor" he is denied a burial

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What does Creon do with Eteocles remains?

Since he is a patriot he is given full funeral honours

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Civil Disobedience

Antigone tries to bury Polyneices remains
- put in jail but cannot be killed because Creon's son loves Antigone
- she kills herself in prison
so does Haemon

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1st version of Tiresias's blindness

- struck two snakes copulating
- turns into women for 7 years
- turns back into man
- answers questions of who has more pleasurable sex
- Juno makes him blind
- Jupiter gives him gift of prophecy

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2nd version of Tiresias's blindness

sees Athena bathing with Chariclo
- athena accidentally blinds Tiresias not knowing it's Chair
- lives 7 generations