We are to suppose that, when she rushed from the scene in her passionate despair （1072）, Iocasta passed through the central door of the palace （βασίλειος θύρα） into the θυρών, a short passage or hall, opening on the court （αὐλή） surrounded by a colonnade （περίστυλον）. Across this court she hurried to the θάλαμος or bedroom of the master and mistress of the house, and shut herself into it. Presently Oedipus burst into the court with that cry of which we heard the first accents （1182） as he fled from the scene （βοων εἰσέπαισεν,1252）. The messenger and others who were in the court watch him in terror as he raves for a sword and asks for Iocasta. Then the thought strikes him that she is in the θάλαμος. He bursts into it （ἐνήλατο1261）. They follow. There they find Iocasta dead, and see Oedipus blind himself.
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