Oedipus


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Oed·i·pus

 (ĕd′ə-pəs, ē′də-)
n. Greek Mythology
A son of Laius and Jocasta, who was abandoned at birth and unwittingly killed his father and then married his mother.

[Latin, from Greek Oidipous : oidein, to swell + pous, foot; see octopus.]

Oedipus

(ˈiːdɪpəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the son of Laius and Jocasta, the king and queen of Thebes, who killed his father, being unaware of his identity, and unwittingly married his mother, by whom he had four children. When the truth was revealed, he put out his eyes and Jocasta killed herself

Oed•i•pus

(ˈɛd ə pəs, ˈi də-)

n.
a legendary king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, who fulfilled a prophecy made at his birth by unwittingly killing his father and marrying his mother.
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Noun1.Oedipus - (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother JocastaOedipus - (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
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations

Oedipus

[ˈiːdɪpəs]
A. NEdipo
B. CPD Oedipus complex N (Psych) → complejo m de Edipo

Oedipus

nÖdipus m

Oedipus

[ˈiːdɪpəs] nEdipo
References in classic literature ?
Thus in the Oedipus, the messenger comes to cheer Oedipus and free him from his alarms about his mother, but by revealing who he is, he produces the opposite effect.
277 E) that Sophocles followed the Epic Cycle closely in the plots of his plays, we may suppose that in outline the story corresponded closely to the history of Oedipus as it is found in the "Oedipus Tyrannus".
ANTIGONE and ISMENE - daughters of Oedipus and sisters of Polyneices and Eteocles.
Tulliver had a destiny as well as Oedipus, and in this case he might plead, like Oedipus, that his deed was inflicted on him rather than committed by him.
pharmakos), Oedipus the King's "tragic lot consists in a gradual polarization of the violence of a few, then of the many, and finally of all against one" (Gebauer 1995, 261).
Moreau's tableau is a two-figure confrontational composition, showing Oedipus on his journey between Thebes and Delphi, at the moment he's accosted at a crossroads by the Sphinx, who asks him her statutory riddle.
In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex), it is prophesised that the protagonist will kill his father and sleep with his mother, and he ends up stabbing himself in both eyes.
Wailing on the altar stair, wives and grandams rend the air, long-drawn moans and piercing cries blent with prayers and litanies"--Sophocles, Oedipus Rex, lines 184-186
Enough the anguish I endure" (Sophocles, Oedipus Rex 1056).
The Oedipus, notably, is here an object of interrogation, rather than a psychical process which is taken for granted.
Oedipus Against Freud: Myth and the End(s) of Humanism in Twentieth-Century British Literature.
ACTOR and director Stephen Berkoff in the Playhouse bar after the last performance of Oedipus ?