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Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 102 (search)
s I know it well—by hearsay, for I never saw him. Creon He was slain, and the god now bids us to take vengeance on his murderers, whoever they are. Oedipus Where on earth are they? Where shall the dim track of this old crime be found? Creon In this land, the god said. What is sought for can be caught; only that which is not watched escapes. Oedipus Was it in the house, or in the field, or on foreign soil that Laius met his bloody end? Creon He left our land, as he said, on a mission to Delphi.And once he had set forth, he never again returned. Oedipus And was there none to tell? Was there no travelling companion who saw the deed, from whom tidings might have been gained, and used? Creon All perished, save one who fled in fear, and he could tell with assurance only one thing of all that he saw. Oedipus And what was that? One thing might hold the clue to many, if we could only get a small beginning for hope. Creon He said that robbers fell upon them, not one man alone, but wit
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 726 (search)
Oedipus What restlessness of soul, lady, what tumult has come upon me since I heard you speak! Iocasta What anxiety has startled you, that you say this? Oedipus I thought that I heard this from you—that Laiuswas slain where the three roads meet. Icasta Yes, that was the report, and so it is still thought. Oedipus And where is the place where this occurred? Iocasta The land is called Phocis; the branching forks lead to the same spot from Delphi and from Daulia. Oedipus And how much time has passed since these events took place? Iocasta The news was announced to the town shortly before you first attained power over this land. Oedipus O Zeus, what have you decreed for me? Iocasta Why, Oedipus, does this matter weigh upon your heart? Oedipus Do not ask me yet. Tell me rather what stature Laius had, and how ripe his manhood was. Iocasta He was tall—the silver just lightly strewn among his hair—and his form was not greatly unlike your own. Oedipus Unhappy that I am! I think t<
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 771 (search)
until a chance event befell me, worthy, indeed, of wonder, though not of my overreaction regarding it. At a banquet, a man drunk with winecast it at me that I was not the true son of my father. And I, vexed, restrained myself for that day as best as I could, but on the next went to my mother and father and questioned them. They were angry at the one who had let this taunt fly.So I had comfort about them, but the matter rankled in my heart, for such a rumor still spread widely. I went to Delphi without my parents' knowledge, and Phoebus sent me forth disappointed of the knowledge for which I had come,but in his response set forth other things, full of sorrow and terror and woe: that I was fated to defile my mother's bed, that I would reveal to men a brood which they could not endure to behold, and that I would slay the father that sired me. When I heard this, I turned in flight from the land of Corinth,from then on thinking of it only by its position under the stars, to some spot