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  1. Oedipus, King Oedipus, Oedipus Rexnoun

    (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles

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    Oedipus Rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus Tyrannus (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος, pronounced [oidípoːs týrannos]), or Oedipus the King, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed around 429 BC. Originally, to the ancient Greeks, the title was simply Oedipus (Οἰδίπους), as it is referred to by Aristotle in the Poetics. It is thought to have been renamed Oedipus Tyrannus to distinguish it from Oedipus at Colonus, a later play by Sophocles. In antiquity, the term "tyrant" referred to a ruler with no legitimate claim to rule, but it did not necessarily have a negative connotation.Of Sophocles' three Theban plays that have survived, and that deal with the story of Oedipus, Oedipus Rex was the second to be written, following Antigone by about a dozen years. However, in terms of the chronology of events described by the plays, it comes first, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Prior to the start of Oedipus Rex, Oedipus has become the king of Thebes while unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father, Laius (the previous king), and marry his mother, Jocasta (whom Oedipus took as his queen after solving the riddle of the Sphinx). The action of Sophocles's play concerns Oedipus's search for the murderer of Laius in order to end a plague ravaging Thebes, unaware that the killer he is looking for is none other than himself. At the end of the play, after the truth finally comes to light, Jocasta hangs herself while Oedipus, horrified at his patricide and incest, proceeds to gouge out his own eyes in despair. In his Poetics, Aristotle refers several times to the play in order to exemplify aspects of the genre.

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  1. king oedipus

    King Oedipus, also known as Oedipus Rex, is a tragic figure in Greek mythology. He is a character in Sophocles' tragic plays "Oedipus Rex" and "Oedipus at Colonus." Oedipus becomes king by unknowingly killing his father, Laius, and then unknowingly marries his mother, Jocasta, thereby fulfilling a prophecy that said he would commit both patricide and incest. His story is a classic example of the tragic hero's downfall, largely brought about by his own actions and characteristics, in particular his pride and determination. He is eventually blinded and exiled from his kingdom as a result of his actions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of king oedipus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of king oedipus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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