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Title: Oedipus Rex

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Subject: Miscellaneous
Author: Mark S
Date: March 4, 2015
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 3 / 740
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Apollo had placed a curse on Oedipus. The cursed said that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother. Since Laius and Jocasta were afraid of the curse, they sent Oedipus away into the woods with a shepherd to be left to die. The shepherd should not bare to leave an infant in the woods to die, so he gave the infant to another man who took him to Polybus and Merope, king and queen of Athens, since they were not able to have kids...

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The shepherd should not bare to leave an infant in the woods to die, so he gave the infant to another man who took him to Polybus and Merope, king and queen of Athens, since they were not able to have kids. Oedipus grew up and learned that he was cursed. He left Athens believing that Polybus and Merope were his parents...

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