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  Jocasta
Jocasta had a long line of close relatives.
Unfortunately, Jocasta was carrying Lauis' baby who was destined to kill his father.
When Jocasta realized this, she hung herself; thus becoming one more victim of the curse that rested upon the family of the Labdacids.
www.pantheon.org /articles/j/jocasta.html   (115 words)

  
 Jocasta
In Greek mythology, Jocasta was the wife of King Laius of Thebes*.
As queen of Thebes, Jocasta agreed to marry Oedipus.
When Jocasta later discovered that Oedipus was her son and that the horrible prophecy had come true, she committed suicide.
www.mythencyclopedia.com /Iz-Le/Jocasta.html   (219 words)

  
 JOCASTA
Jocasta is a 52 minute experimental narrative created by Elise Kermani in collaboration with visual artists, musicians, actors, dancers and filmmakers.
But in Kermani's Jocasta, Jocasta stays alive after her sons' mutual murders to perform a ritual sacrifice in order to save Thebes, and to satiate Ares' ancient fury of Kadmos' slaying of the dragon.
Jocasta reflects a historical mirror on the tenuous present in which we are living.
www.elisekermani.com /jocasta.html   (2123 words)

  
 The Classics Pages
Jocasta proceeds to plant doubts of the gods by telling Oedipus the story of the Delphian Oracle and the circumstances surrounding Laius' death.
It is Jocasta, his own mother and wife, that brings the story full circle by again cursing him, perpetuating a disbelief in the gods.
Jocasta is a victim in Oedipus Rex, but not as much as she is a catalyst for Oedipus' own victimization.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~loxias/jocasta.htm   (627 words)

  
 Jocasta
In Jocasta, Brian Aldiss brings vividly to life the ancient world of dreaming Thebes: a world of sun-drenched landscapes, golden dust, sphynxes, Furies, hermaphroditic philosophers, ghostly apparitions and ambivalent gods.
Jocasta is also a strikingly effective contemplation of an older world order where the human mind is still struggling to understand itself and the nature of the world around it; for in Jocasta’s world the human mind is on the cusp of completing its emergence from the slumber of precivilisation to that of modernity.
Jocasta is Brian Aldiss's thirty-sixth novel and, like its thirty-five predecessors, it is original, irreverant and quite unlike anything else Aldiss has written.
www.therosepress.co.uk /html/jocasta.html   (264 words)

  
 With 260 years to go, Jocasta's plate could become a loaded gun - OpinionRichardGlover - www.smh.com.au
Jocasta groans and slings her cereal plate into the sink.
All motorists will be required to wear a hat, and to have their left indicator blinking permanently.
I wash Jocasta's cereal plate with an angry flourish.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/03/05/1078464634975.html?from=storyrhs   (869 words)

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