Definition of Oedipus rex
1. Noun. (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.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being
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Literary usage of Oedipus rex
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1. The Tragic Drama of the Greeks by Arthur Elam Haigh (1896)
"... and repelling \ (5) The oedipus rex. The story of Oedipus, which has supplied Sophocles with the most famous of his tragedies, had already been handled ..."
2. Studies in Greek Thought: Essays Selected from the Papers of Lewis R. Packard by Lewis Richard Packard (1886)
"THE oedipus rex OF SOPHOKLES.1 A WORD of apology may be allowed me at the outset. I am quite aware of the apparent audacity of coming to ..."
3. Catalogue of Books in the Library of Queen's College, Belfastby Queen's University of Belfast Library by Queen's University of Belfast Library (1897)
"146 С , The oedipus rex, with Notes and Examination Questions by John Brasse ... 69 E , The oedipus rex, with Translation and Notes by BH Kennedy ; 8vo. ..."
4. Sophocles by Sophocles (1879)
"The language of the oedipus rex is the most highly wrought, while that of the Electra is the simplest. The Antigone, rivalling the oedipus rex in energy, ..."