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Oedĭpus , ŏdis and i (
I.gen. Oedipŏdis, Cic. Fin. 5, 1, 3; acc. Oedipum, id. Sen. 7, 22; id. Fat. 13, 30; abl. Oedipŏde, id. ib. 14, 33; Stat. Th. 7, 513: “Oedipo,Plaut. Poen. 1, 3, 34; plur. acc. Oedipodas, Mart. 9, 26, 10), m., = Οἰδίπους.
I. A king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta. He unwittingly killed his father; he solved the riddle of the Sphinx, and unknowingly married his own mother, who had by him Eteocles, Polyneices, Ismene, and Antigone; “when the incest was discovered, he put out his own eyes, and wandered forth to Athens, where a temple was afterwards dedicated to him,Hyg. Fab. 66; 67; 242; Serv. Verg. A. 4, 470; 6, 609; Sen. Oedip.; Cic. Fat. 13, sq.; Varr. Sat. Men. 62, 1.—Prov. for a solver of enigmas: “isti orationi Oedipo Opus conjectore est, qui Sphingi interpres fuit,Plaut. Poen. 1, 3, 34: Davus sum, non Oedipus, I am no Œdipus (that can solve all riddles), Ter. And. 1, 2, 23.—Hence,
A. Oedĭpŏdes , ae, m., = Οἰδιπόδης, a collat. form for Oedipus, Claud. ap. Eutr. 1, 289: “impii Oedipodae nuptiales faces,Sen. Herc. Fur. 496; Stat. Th. 1, 48; 163; abl. Oedipoda, Sen. Oedip. 942.—
B. Oedĭpŏdĭa , ae, f., = Οἰδιποδία, a fountain in Bœotia, named after Œdipus, Plin. 4, 7, 12, § 25.—
C. Oedĭpŏdīŏnĭdes , ae, m., the son of Œdipus; of Polyneices, Stat. Th. 1, 313: “Oedipodionidae fratres,” i. e. Eteocles and Polyneices, Aus. Epigr. 139; cf. Stat. Th. 7, 216.—
D. Oedĭpŏdīŏnĭus , a, um, adj., = Οἰδιποδιόνιος, of or belonging to Œdipus, Thebœ, Ov M. 15, 429; Luc. 8, 407 (where others read Oedipodionidas, from Oedipodionis, idis, f.): “ales,” i. e. Sphinx, Stat. Th. 2, 505: “fratres,id. ib. 10, 801.—
II. Oedipus Colonēus, the title of a tragedy of Sophocles, Gr. Οἰδίπους ἐπὶ Κολωνῷ, Cic. Sen. 7, 22; Val. Max. 8, 7, ext. 12; and of a tragedy of Cœsar, Suet. Caes. 56 ext.
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