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Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 448-462


nanI will go when I have performed the errand for which I came, fearless of your frown: you can never destroy me. I tell you: the man whom you have been seeking this long while


nanI will go when I have performed the errand for which I came, fearless of your frown: you can never destroy me. I tell you: the man whom you have been seeking this long while


nanuttering threats and proclaiming a search into the murder of Laius, is here, ostensibly an alien sojourner, but soon to be found a native of Thebes ; nor will he enjoy his fortune. A blind man, though now he sees


nanuttering threats and proclaiming a search into the murder of Laius, is here, ostensibly an alien sojourner, but soon to be found a native of Thebes ; nor will he enjoy his fortune. A blind man, though now he sees


nanuttering threats and proclaiming a search into the murder of Laius, is here, ostensibly an alien sojourner, but soon to be found a native of Thebes ; nor will he enjoy his fortune. A blind man, though now he sees


nanuttering threats and proclaiming a search into the murder of Laius, is here, ostensibly an alien sojourner, but soon to be found a native of Thebes ; nor will he enjoy his fortune. A blind man, though now he sees


nanuttering threats and proclaiming a search into the murder of Laius, is here, ostensibly an alien sojourner, but soon to be found a native of Thebes ; nor will he enjoy his fortune. A blind man, though now he sees


nana beggar, though now rich, he will make his way to a foreign land, feeling the ground before him with his staff. And he will be discovered to be at once brother and father of the children with whom he consorts; son and husband of the woman who bore him;


nana beggar, though now rich, he will make his way to a foreign land, feeling the ground before him with his staff. And he will be discovered to be at once brother and father of the children with whom he consorts; son and husband of the woman who bore him;


nana beggar, though now rich, he will make his way to a foreign land, feeling the ground before him with his staff. And he will be discovered to be at once brother and father of the children with whom he consorts; son and husband of the woman who bore him;


nana beggar, though now rich, he will make his way to a foreign land, feeling the ground before him with his staff. And he will be discovered to be at once brother and father of the children with whom he consorts; son and husband of the woman who bore him;


nana beggar, though now rich, he will make his way to a foreign land, feeling the ground before him with his staff. And he will be discovered to be at once brother and father of the children with whom he consorts; son and husband of the woman who bore him;


nanOIDIPUS: No matter if I saved the commonwealth. TEIRESIAS: 'Tis time I left thee. Come, boy, take me home. OIDIPUS: Aye, take him quickly, for his presence irks And lets me; gone, thou canst not plague me more. TEIRESIAS: I go, but first will tell thee why I came. Thy frown I dread not, for thou canst not harm me. Hear then: this man whom thou hast sought to arrest With threats and warrants this long while, the wretch Who murdered Laius — that man is here. He passes for an alien in the land But soon shall prove a Theban, native born. And yet his fortune brings him little joy; For blind of seeing, clad in beggar's weeds, For purple robes, and leaning on his staff, To a strange land he soon shall grope his way. And of the children, inmates of his home, He shall be proved the brother and the sire, Of her who bare him son and husband both, Co-partner, and assassin of his sire. Go in and ponder this, and if thou find


nanheir to his father’s bed, shedder of his father’s blood. So go in and evaluate this, and if you find that I am wrong, say then that I have no wit in prophecy. Choru


nanheir to his father’s bed, shedder of his father’s blood. So go in and evaluate this, and if you find that I am wrong, say then that I have no wit in prophecy. Choru


nanheir to his father’s bed, shedder of his father’s blood. So go in and evaluate this, and if you find that I am wrong, say then that I have no wit in prophecy. Choru


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

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1. Homer, Iliad, 1.68-1.69, 1.106, 1.122 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

1.68. /in hope that he may accept the savour of lambs and unblemished goats, and be willing to ward off the pestilence from us. 1.69. /in hope that he may accept the savour of lambs and unblemished goats, and be willing to ward off the pestilence from us. When he had thus spoken he sat down, and among them arose Calchas son of Thestor, far the best of bird-diviners, who knew the things that were, and that were to be, and that had been before 1.106. / Prophet of evil, never yet have you spoken to me a pleasant thing; ever is evil dear to your heart to prophesy, but a word of good you have never yet spoken, nor brought to pass. And now among the Danaans you claim in prophecy that for this reason the god who strikes from afar brings woes upon them 1.122. /In answer to him spoke swift-footed brilliant Achilles:Most glorious son of Atreus, most covetous of all, how shall the great-hearted Achaeans give you a prize? We know nothing of a hoard of wealth in common store, but whatever we took by pillage from the cities has been apportioned
2. Sophocles, Antigone, 1001-1090, 631-765, 988-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 301-304, 307, 310, 312-313, 316-317, 320-321, 324-403, 405, 408-425, 429-444, 449-462, 709, 711-712, 946, 964-966, 300 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



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agōn scene Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
ajax, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
ajax (sophocles), and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
ajax (sophocles), seer in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
anger, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
antigone (sophocles), a seer in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
antigone (sophocles), and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
antigone (sophocles), and oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
apollo Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 99
calchas, as the voice of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
creon, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
dialogue, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
episodes, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
general parodos, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
gods, and humans Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
haemon, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
humans, and the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
interpreters, of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
jocasta (epicaste), and tiresias Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
laius Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 99
menelaus, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
messenger, tragic Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 99
oedipus, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
oedipus, and tiresias Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
oedipus the king (sophocles), and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
oedipus the king (sophocles), seer in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
oracle, challenges to Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
past, the, and oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
prodicus Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 162
scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
seers, challenges to Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
segal, c. p.' Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 162
socrates Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
structure, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
teucer, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
tiresias, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
tiresias, challenges to Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
tiresias/teiresias Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 99