Oedipus the Wreck: Or "To Trace the Knave"

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E. Johnson, 1888 - Burlesque (Literature) - 108 pages
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Presents a collection of Internet resources about the Greek drama "Oedipus Rex," written by Greek dramatist Sophocles (ca 496-406 B.C.) and compiled by Eric Hibbinson. Includes a link to a full text of the play. Designed as a part of an online literature course offered by VCCS Litonline, a program provided by the Virginia Community College System.

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Page 50 - For they lie beside their nectar, and the bolts are hurled Far below them in the valleys, and the clouds are lightly curled Round their golden houses, girdled with the gleaming world...
Page 63 - Foul outrage which thou knowest not, which thou shalt never know. Then clasp me round the neck once more, and give me one more kiss; And now, my own dear little girl, there is no way but this." With that he lifted high the steel, and smote her in the side, And in her blood she sank to earth, and with one sob she died...
Page 56 - No sadder story was ever told in a few lines. For the rest — The bodies and the bones of those Who strove in other days to pass Lie withered in the thorny close. Or blanched and blown about the grass.
Page 4 - Creon was obliged to hand Laius a slip of paper inscribed with "IO Casta

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