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Jo·cas·ta

 (jō-kăs′tə)
n. Greek Mythology
A queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son, Oedipus.
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Jocasta

(dʒəʊˈkæstə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a queen of Thebes, the wife of Laius, who married Oedipus without either of them knowing he was her son
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Jo•cas•ta

(dʒoʊˈkæs tə)

n.
a legendary queen of Thebes who was both the mother and wife of Oedipus.
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Noun1.Jocasta - (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
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Giocasta
References in classic literature ?
5.10: Judging by Homer I do not believe that Oedipus had children by Iocasta: his sons were born of Euryganeia as the writer of the Epic called the "Story of Oedipus" clearly shows.
Fuerunt aliae fere innumerae ut Pasiphae, Berenice, Hermione, Penelope, Deidamia, Ersilia, uxor Romuli, Ero, Virginia, Anaxarete, Antigone, Arachne, Arethus, Arsinoe, Polixena, Pelagia, Lycaste, Iocasta, Hecuba, Cassandra, Hesperia, Cleopatra, Caelia, Ilia, heroinae et aliae prope infinitae, quarum aliae sola corporis pulchritudine, aliae vero non sola corporis forma sed etiam morum concinnitate ab historicis sunt decantatae.