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[7] Within the precincts is a monument to Oedipus, whose bones, after diligent inquiry, I found were brought from Thebes. The account of the death of Oedipus in the drama of Sophocles I am prevented from believing by Homer, who says that after the death of Oedipus Mecisteus came to Thebes and took part in the funeral games.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 13
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), ATHEĀ“NAE
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