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  1. Theban Geography By Sarah Miller AP English 12 March 4th, 2011

  2. Important Locations • Thebes- where Oedipus rules and was born • Corinth- where Oedipus grew up • Colonus-small village where Oedipus dies • Delphi- where the Oracle is • Mt. Kithairon- where Oedipus was meant to die

  3. Thebes • A main rival of Athens • Key force in Greek history • Famous for its silk during the Byzantine era

  4. Corinth • Prospered due to location on the Isthmus of Corinth • Corinth order, the third type of column created here

  5. Colonus • Sophocles’ place of birth • On a hill north of Athens • One of the Attic demes • Demes like the suburbs of Athens

  6. Delphi • Gases that can cause trances are found in the bedrock • The holiest place in the world to the Ancient Greeks • The home of the Oracle of Apollo

  7. Mt. Kithairon • Western section of a mountain range • Border between Athens and Thebes • Also spelled Cithaeron

  8. References • http://www2.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/thebeshouse.html • http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/europe/greece/map_of_greece.jpg • http://www.sacred-destinations.com/greece/delphi • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToVeoUzhR0Q • http://piratesandrevolutionaries.blogspot.com/2010/08/blind-from-fate-summary-of-sophocles.html • http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/geography/g/120207Cithaeron.htm • http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/41306 • http://kevrekidis-photography.blogspot.com/2008/03/ancient-corinth-greece.html • http://www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/shannon/greece-2005/1129442760/dscn1355.jpg/tpod.html • http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage.php?R_menu=OFF&Dir=pseudochar&Person=oedipus&FileName=oedipus • http://www.grisel.net/ancient_agora.htm • http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Speltz-HistoryOfOrnament/016-ancient-greek-mosaic-borders-9-hexagons-q75-500x420.jpg • http://www.notablebiographies.com/Sc-St/Sophocles.html • http://plato-dialogues.org/tools/attica.htm#demes • http://plato-dialogues.org/tools/loc/colonus.htm