Oedipus the King Introduction. Please take notes on the following presentation. Ancient Greece 800-300 B.C.E. . Considered the birthplace of Western Civilization The foundations of our politics, philosophy, art, literature, mathematics, etc. come from Ancient Greece. Athens.
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Simple design- almost no set
Great acoustics- sound travelled.
(The tragic flaw is usually related somehow to hubris.)
Laius and Jocasta: King and Queen of Thebes and Oedipus’ parents.
Oedipus raised in Corinth by King Polybus and Queen Merope—thinks they’re his real parents.
Oedipus kills Laius, married Jocasta. Becomes king of Thebes.
Has 4 kids with Jocasta.