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Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, section 9 (search)
The grave of Oedipus. The grave of Oedipus in Attic ground is to form a perpetual safeguard for Attica against invaders. It is interesting to observe ancient traces of an exactly opposite feeling with regard to his resting-place. According to a Boeotian legendSchol. on O. C. 91, quoting Lysimachus of Alexandria, in the 13th book of his *qhbai+ka/. This Lysimachus, best known as the author of a prose *no/stoi, lived probably about 25 B.C. See Müller, Fragm. Hist. III. 334., Oedipus died at Thebes, and his friends wished to bury him there; but the Thebans refused permission. His friends then carried the body to "a place in Boeotia called Ceos," and there interred it. But "certain misfortunes" presently befell the people of Ceos, and they requested the friends of Oedipus to remove him. The friends next carried him to Eteonus, a place near the frontier between Boeotia and Attica, and buried him by night, without knowing that the ground which they chose for that purpose was sacred to Dem