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An Introduction to Greek Tragedy

Sophocles: The playwrght and his plays

Sophocles was an ancient Greek playwright, born in 497 BCE. His most well known plays are tragedies known as the "Theban plays", one of them being, "Oedipus The King (also known as Oedipus Rex)".

The Theban plays all focus on the mythical King Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother without knowing that they were his parents. As a result, the Gods cursed his family for three generations.

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Cliff Notes: Oedipus the King   play summary, character list and analysis

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