Oedipus, Antigone - The Theban Saga City of Thebes o Zeus...

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The Theban Saga City of Thebes o Zeus wants Europa Disguised himself as a bull o Father sends his sons to look for Europa, only one son really looks (Cadmus) Oracle: Find a cow and follow it, where it stops found a city Follows cow to place and wants to sacrifice it Goes to get water to sacrifice a cow, serpent of Ares is at the pool, Cadmus kills the serpent Athena tells him to plant the teeth of the serpent, men pop up (Spartoi) and become the ancestors of Thebes Cadmus marries Harmonia Children: Semele, the mother of Acteon (gets eaten by his dogs), the mother of Pentheus (gets ripped to shreds by his mother) o Founded again by Amphion and Zethus (twins) “twice founded city” King Laius o Goes to visit his friend Pelos o Takes Pelos’ son for a chariot ride and rapes him Violation of xenias o Pelos curses Laius and his family o Laius becomes king No children Married to Jocasta Oracle: your son will kill his father No sex until one night when Laius gets drunk, Jocasta gets pregnant
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Fall '06 term at University of Florida.

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