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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



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Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 284-289


nanI know that our lord Teiresias is the seer most like our


nanlord Apollo: from him, my king, an investigator might learn most clearly about these affairs. Oedipu


nanlord Apollo: from him, my king, an investigator might learn most clearly about these affairs. Oedipu


nanNot even this have I neglected. On Creon’s suggestion, I sent a man twice to bring him. And I have been wondering for some time why he is not here. Choru


nanNot even this have I neglected. On Creon’s suggestion, I sent a man twice to bring him. And I have been wondering for some time why he is not here. Choru


nanNot even this have I neglected. On Creon’s suggestion, I sent a man twice to bring him. And I have been wondering for some time why he is not here. Choru


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

6 results
1. Homer, Odyssey, 3.4-3.66 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Herodotus, Histories, 2.181 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2.181. Amasis made friends and allies of the people of Cyrene . And he decided to marry from there, either because he had his heart set on a Greek wife, or for the sake of the Corcyreans' friendship; ,in any case, he married a certain Ladice, said by some to be the daughter of Battus, of Arcesilaus by others, and by others again of Critobulus, an esteemed citizen of the place. But whenever Amasis lay with her, he became unable to have intercourse, though he managed with every other woman; ,and when this happened repeatedly, Amasis said to the woman called Ladice, “Woman, you have cast a spell on me, and there is no way that you shall avoid perishing the most wretchedly of all women.” ,So Ladice, when the king did not relent at all although she denied it, vowed in her heart to Aphrodite that, if Amasis could have intercourse with her that night, since that would remedy the problem, she would send a statue to Cyrene to her. And after the prayer, immediately, Amasis did have intercourse with her. And whenever Amasis came to her thereafter, he had intercourse, and he was very fond of her after this. ,Ladice paid her vow to the goddess; she had an image made and sent it to Cyrene, where it stood safe until my time, facing outside the city. Cambyses, when he had conquered Egypt and learned who Ladice was, sent her away to Cyrene unharmed.
3. Plato, Euthyphro, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4c. Naxos, he was working there on our land. Now he got drunk, got angry with one of our house slaves, and butchered him. So my father bound him hand and foot, threw him into a ditch, and sent a man here to Athens to ask the religious adviser what he ought
4. Sophocles, Antigone, 1001-1090, 988-990, 992-993, 997-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 223, 227-229, 236-243, 273, 285-289, 298-304, 307, 312-313, 316-317, 320-321, 324-403, 405, 408-425, 429-444, 452-453, 455, 823-824, 91-92, 1382 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4.31.7-4.31.8 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4.31.7. By Damophon too is the so-called Laphria at Messene . The cult came to be established among them in the following way: Among the people of Calydon, Artemis, who was worshipped by them above all the gods, had the title Laphria, and the Messenians who received Naupactus from the Athenians, being at that time close neighbors of the Aetolians, adopted her from the people of Calydon. I will describe her appearance in another place. Paus. 7.18.8 The name Laphria spread only to the Messenians and to the Achaeans of Patrae . 4.31.8. But all cities worship Artemis of Ephesus, and individuals hold her in honor above all the gods. The reason, in my view, is the renown of the Amazons, who traditionally dedicated the image, also the extreme antiquity of this sanctuary. Three other points as well have contributed to her renown, the size of the temple, surpassing all buildings among men, the eminence of the city of the Ephesians and the renown of the goddess who dwells there.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschylus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 107
amasis ii (pharaoh) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
antigone Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 107
antigone (sophocles), and oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
aphrodite (goddess, aka mylitta, ailat, mitra) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
apollo (god), sanctuary at delos Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
artemis (goddess), laphria festival Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
athens, asembly Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
birds, sacrificial victims Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
bremmer, jan n. Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
burkert, walter Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
chios Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
clan/kinship group (genos) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
cultural memory, oracles and divination Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
epic narrative Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
episodes, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
euthyphro (religious prophet) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
festivals, laphria Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
general parodos, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
gods and goddesses, universal and local nature of Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
herodotos Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
homer, odyssey Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
ismene Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 107
kalydon Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
kreon (mythological ruler) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
ladike (wife of amasis ii) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
lampon (seer) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
myth/mythology Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
naiden, fred Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
oedipus (mythological hero) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
oracles Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
past, the, and oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
patras Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
pausanias Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
plato, euthyphro Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
plato Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 107
poetry/poetic performance Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
priests (hiereis)/priestesses (hiereiai)/priesthood Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
religion/theology, diversity/plurality Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
religious authority, experts (exegetes) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
religious authority, sacred law/prescriptions Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
sacrifice (thysia), animal slaughter Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
sacrifice (thysia), holocaust sacrifice Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
sacrifice (thysia), laphria festival Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
sanctuaries/temples, sacred law/prescriptions' Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
sanctuaries/temples Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
sokolowski, franciszek Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14
structure, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
teiresias (mythological prophet) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 14