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Oedipus the King (Jan19 Lecture)

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA232H1
Professor
Victoria Wohl
Semester
Winter

Description
CLA232 11.01.19 Lecture 4 Oedipus the King ~~ The Oracles Riddles, high chance of misinterpretation Oracles can go wrong: 1) dont understand at all; 2) Understand but try to prevent The Oracles are never wrong to the Greeks Meden agan (Nothing in excess); gnothi scauton (Know yourself) Know yourself know you are human and that your knowledge is limited; must rely on the gods Oedipus the King (Summary) Laius marries Jocasta; a child is born (despite Laius receiving oracle that his son will kill him); exposes the baby The child is later adopted by Corinthians Polybus and Merope; grows up and finds out he is adopted Goes
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