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  OEDIPUS OF LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA - Translated and Adapted by Michael Rutenberg, 1999.
OEDIPUS OF LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA - Translated and Adapted by Michael Rutenberg, 1999.
The Oedipus Myth • Excerpt 1 • Excerpt 2 • Excerpt 3 • Staging Oedipus
Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s Oedipus, freely adapted by Professor Michael Elliot Rutenberg, is the first translation of this Roman tragedy to interpolate excerpts from Seneca’s moral philosophies into the text.
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  Oedipus - MSN Encarta
Oedipus, in Greek mythology, king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes.
Lonely and homeless, Oedipus arrived at Thebes, which was beset by a dreadful monster called the Sphinx.
Oedipus died at this shrine, after the god Apollo had promised him that the place of his death would remain sacred and would bring great benefit to the city of Athens, which had given shelter to the wanderer.
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  Oedipus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oedipus was the mythical king of Thebes, son of Laius and Jocasta, who unknowingly killed his father and married his mother.
Finally, the seer Teiresias revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus himself was the source of the pollution.
Oedipus discovered he was really the son of Laius and Jocasta and that the prophecy had indeed come to pass.
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 Oedipus complex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Oedipus complex or conflict is a concept developed by Sigmund Freud to explain the origin of certain neuroses in childhood.
The Oedipus conflict, or Oedipus complex, was described as a state of psychosexual development and awareness first occurring around the age of 5 and a half years (a period known as the phallic stage in Freudian theory).
Although Freud devoted most of his early literature to the Oedipus complex in males, by 1931 he was arguing that females do experience an Oedipus complex, and that in the case of females, incestuous desires are initially homosexual desires towards the mothers.
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 Oedipus - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The country was ravaged by a monster, the Sphinx; Oedipus solved the riddle which it proposed to its victims, freed the country, and married his own mother.
Oedipus fulfils an ancient prophecy in killing his father; he is the blind instrument in the hands of fate.
Oedipus is also the subject of an anonymous medieval romance (15th century), Le Roman d'Odipus, fils de Layus, in which the sphinx is depicted as a cunning and ferocious giant.
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 Oedipus Rex Summary
Oedipus, furious at the suggestion of his guilt, berated the prophet, who retorted by insisting that Oedipus was yet blind to the truth and would soon learn of his guilt.
Oedipus was horrified by this account, and immediately sent for the herdsman, who told him the full story of the servant and child he had dealt with years before.
Oedipus, then, is a hero who pits his pride against both gods and fate in the mold of Prometheus (whose downfall was caused by his sharing the gift of fire with man) and another heroine, Cassandra, who was cursed with the blessing of prophecy.
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 Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Oedipus solves the riddle and the Sphynx throws itself from its perch upon a rock outside the city.
Oedipus, you were giving by the prophecy that you would kill your father and have sex with your mum.
For an assignment on Oedipus Rex, we have to suggest two reasons 'why a modern audience would identify with the situations with which the leading character is challenged.' I believe one of the reasons is that we are still wondering about how much of our lives are predestined, either by god(s) or genetics.
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 House of Thebes
Oedipus arrived and correctly answered the Sphinx' riddle, saying that it was man. Man, because as infant would crawl on it hands and feet; in most of his life, he would walk on two legs; but when he was old, he would have to rely on a walking stick.
Genealogy: House of Thebes and the Houses of Seers.
Oedipus had earlier cursed him and his brother would kill one another in single combat, because they both were too selfish and ambitous to settle their difference peacefully.
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 OEDIPUS  AND  HIS  HUMAN  DESTINY
Oedipus is the man with swollen feet (oidos), illness which resembles the accursed child, rejected by his parents, left to die in the cruel nature.
Oedipus underwent several changes to get to this point: bastard son, undesirable outcome of careless intercourse, condemned to premature death, he became prince, beloved by Merope and Polybus and by all the people of Corinth; from this point became frightened puppet-son and self-exiled pariah, lonely wanderer haunted by the oracular phantasm.
Oedipus’ actions were in the realm of Apollo, the oblique, and of everything he accomplished.
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 The Classics Pages - Oedipus Tyrannos by Sophocles
Oedipus is enraged, believing that Teiresias and Creon have concocted this story to dethrone him and seize power for themselves.
Oedipus goes in, continuing to insist he should be left to die on Cithaeron as the gods originally intended.
Freud's famous 'Oedipus complex' may or may not make sense to psychologists, but it has no bearing on understanding the myth.(It is based on Jocasta's remark to her husband that many men have dreamed about sleeping with their mothers.
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 Oedipus Study Guide
Oedipus even begins the play by calling its residents the "new blood of ancient Cadmus" (not "ancient Thebes", as Fagles' liberally translates the Gre ek).
When Jocasta runs off the stage, Oedipus thinks she is afraid he will be proven a peasant.
Note the half-line exchanges between Oedipus and the Herdsman; this marks the heightened suspense and excitement in the dialogue.
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 Oedipus Records
Basically we've been really busy with our personal lives and both Pat and I are finishing up our last semesters of school.
I googled Oedipus Records (I can't believe I had never done this), but aside from web stores and record reviews there appears to be a comic book centered around Oedipus Records signing a band made up of monsters...
I know we may not always get a long, and we may have some constructive criticism more often that not.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: About Oedipus Rex / Oedipus the King   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The only man who is able to solve the riddle is Oedipus, who has traveled to Thebes in an attempt to escape the fate an oracle has predicted for him: that he will kill his father and marry his mother (remember that he thinks the king and queen of Corinth are his parents).
Oedipus delivers the answer: a man, who crawls when he is a baby, walks when he is a young man, and limps with a cane when he is old.
Oedipus sends his brother-in-law to the oracle of Apollo to ask how to lift this blight, and as the play opens, the answer comes back: find Laius's murderer and banish him from Thebes.
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 Oedipus | Edipo, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Having heard the prophecy, Oedipus left Delphi resolved to obey it, but believing himself to be the son of the royal couple who had adopted him, he did not return to Corinth.
It has also been told that before Oedipus went into exile, his sons hid him behind bars, hoping that the disgrace might be forgotten, and that while he still was living in the house, he made the most unholy curses against his sons, praying that they may divide their inheritance with a sharp sword.
Oedipus' abdication did not lead to peace and prosperity in Thebes, but to the destruction that comes from civil war and foreign intervention.
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 Sophocles' Oedipus Tradegy: Sight, Sound, and Sensation
The same effect is used later in the play, perhaps as a device to enhance the emotional appeal and to reveal the deep inner torment of Oedipus: the Chorus maintains that the wretched spirit has flown to "a terrible place whereof men's ears may not hear, nor their eyes behold it." (l.
The grandiose speech which concludes his appearance before Oedipus, for example, shows clearly the majesty and power with which his office, and indeed his very words, were endowed.
The edition of the Oedipus plays that I have used is the Grene and Lattimore translation (University of Chicago Press, 1991), whose line numbers and textual phrasings seem to be quite different from the Penguin translation used in class.
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 King Oedipus Homework Page
Oedipus was raised as a son by Polibus and Merope and grew to be a handsome, clever and brave young man, even though he walked with a slight limp from the wounds he suffered when his real parents pierced his feet.
Oedipus was cautious of the news, hesitant to return to Corinth: He spoke how in his youth the Delphic oracle had warned him that he would kill his father and marry his mother, and that he had decided never to return home, lest somehow the prophecy came true.
Oedipus was anxious to go and see his mother while she was still alive, but as long as she lived, he still feared the woeful prophecy.
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 Enjoying "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles
Oedipus issues a policy statement, that whoever comes forward with information about the murder of Laius will be rewarded, and that if the killer himself confesses, he will not be punished beyond having to leave the city permanently.
Oedipus questions the messenger, and learns the messenger had been herding sheep, had met a shepherd who had found Oedipus, had taken the baby, had taken the pin out of his ankles, and had given him to the king and queen of Corinth to raise as their own.
Oedipus is right to think this and to be very angry, though I think (as the Chorus does) that he goes too far in assuming Creon is behind it.
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 Oedipus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
When Oedipus was grown, he learned from the Delphic oracle that he would kill his father and marry his mother.
He continued on to Thebes, where the sphinx was killing all who could not solve her riddle.
According to Homer, Oedipus continued to reign over Thebes until he was killed in battle; but the more common version is that he was exiled by Creon, Jocasta’s brother, and his sons battled for the throne (see Seven against Thebes).
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 The Oedipus Myth - OEDIPUS OF LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA - Translated and Adapted by Michael Rutenberg, 1999.
When Oedipus reaches adulthood, he learns from an oracle that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother.
Sometime later, Oedipus reaches Thebes and is confronted at the city’s gate by the Sphinx, a mythological creature with the head of a woman and the body of a lion.
Oedipus is then hailed as the city’s savior and proclaimed king by the queen’s brother, Creon, who is its regent.
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OEDIPUS In thy report of what the herdsman said Laius was slain by robbers; now if he Still speaks of robbers, not a robber, I Slew him not; "one" with "many" cannot square.
OEDIPUS Be of good cheer; though I be proved the son Of a bondwoman, aye, through three descents Triply a slave, thy honor is unsmirched.
OEDIPUS Aye, and on thee in all humility I lay this charge: let her who lies within Receive such burial as thou shalt ordain; Such rites 'tis thine, as brother, to perform.
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 Oedipus Rex
SOME twelve years before the action of the play begins, Oedipus has been made King of Thebes in gratitude for his freeing the people from the pestilence brought on them by the presence of the riddling Sphinx.
Oedipus, outraged at the accusation, denounces it as a plot of Creon to gain the throne.
To calm his fears the messenger assures him that he is not the blood son of Polybus and Merope, but a foundling from the house of Laius deserted in the mountains.
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 Oedipus and Thebes; Jason and the Argonauts
As an adult, Oedipus went to the consult the oracle, and was told he would kill his father and marry his mother, something he had no intention of doing, but was unaware who his real parents were.
The first red-figure vase painting, by the Oedipus Painter, shows a traditional view of Oedipus and the Sphinx, while the second one is based on a type of performance called a phylax play, a sort of comical parody of the myth, enacted by actors with padded, exaggerated costumes.
Oedipus himself had said the guilty one must be banished from Thebes, and now that would apply to himself, seen here in the painting by Jalabert, 1843.
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 Notes to Oedipus the King
For example, when Oedipus says to his people, "I know / you are sick to death, [from the plague] all of you, / but sick as you are, not one is as sick as I" (162), he means to say that he really feels their pain.
Oedipus actually has to find the answer to several riddles: a) the Sphinx's riddle, b) the riddle of who killed Laius, and c) the riddle of his own birth.
Soon after, Oedipus arrived at Thebes and solved the riddle, declaring that the answer was man: for as a babe he is four-footed, going on four limbs, as an adult he is two-footed, and as an old man he gets a third foot, a staff, as support.
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 Shows -- Oedipus 2005
She is Oedipus' wife as well as his mother but is as ignorant about the latter fact as is Oedipus.
Oedipus enters, in the robes of a king: for a moment he gazes silently on the groups at the altars, then speaks.
Oedipus (1896) [poem: Oedipus (1906) - poem by K.P. Kavafis] Written after reading the description of the painting Oedipus and the Sphinx by Gustav Moreau The Sphinx has fallen on him with her teeth and nails outstretched, and all the savagery of life.
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 Oedipus
Oedipus is guided in his later wanderings by his faithful daughter, Antigone.
Ismene - Ismene, in Greek legend, daughter of Oedipus and sister of Antigone.
In the legend of Oedipus, Creon is the...
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 Oedipus Rex - History for Kids!
When Oedipus grew up, he also listened to an oracle, and the oracle told him that he would kill his father and marry his mother.
When Oedipus answered the riddle correctly, the Sphinx was so upset that she killed herself.
King Oedipus sent a messenger to the oracle at Delphi to find out why the gods had sent this terrible plague.
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