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ID: 901000098
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000098
Record Type: Religion/Mythology/Legend

Oedipus, King of Thebes (Greek character)

Note: In Greek mythology, the king of Thebes who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. Homer related that Oedipus’s wife and mother hanged herself when the truth of their relationship became known, though Oedipus apparently continued to rule at Thebes until his death. In the post-Homeric tradition, most familiar from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex (or Oedipus the King) and Oedipus at Colonus, there are notable differences in emphasis and detail.

Names:
Oedipus, King of Thebes (Greek character) (preferred,f,English-P,D,N)
Oedipus (Greek character) (b,English,U,N)
Οἰδίπους (Greek character) (Greek,U,N)
Οιδιποδας (Greek character) (Greek,U,N)
Edipo (Greek character) (Italian-P,D,N)
Edipas (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
Edipus (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
Ødipus (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
Oidipus (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
أوديب (Greek character) (Arabic,U,N)
Эдып (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
오이디푸스 (Greek character) (Korean,U,N)
オイディプース (Greek character) (Japanese,U,N)
俄狄浦斯 (Greek character) (Chinese,U,N)
אדיפוס (Greek character) (Hebrew,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek characters> (G)
............Oedipus, King of Thebes (Greek character) (I)
Related Iconography:
associated with .... Sphinx
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Sphinx (Greek monster)) [901000099]
is protagonist for .... Story of Oedipus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek narratives, Story of Oedipus) [901002034]
is protagonist for .... Oedipus and the Sphinx
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek narratives, Story of Oedipus, Oedipus and the Sphinx (Greek narrative)) [901002035]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... kings (people)
.....(monarchs, rulers (people), people in government and administration, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... Ancient Greek (culture or style)
.....(Aegean periods, Aegean, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... legendary character
.....(characters (people by activity), people by activity, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
ruler of .... Thebes
.....(Qinā, Egypt, Africa) (TGN)

Sources:
Oedipus, King of Thebes (Greek character)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Oedipus (Greek character)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) Greek character
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) in 94T (story of) Oedipus
Οἰδίπους (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Οιδιποδας (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Edipo (Greek character)
................ICCD database (1988-)
Edipas (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Edipus (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Ødipus (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Oidipus (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
أوديب (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Эдып (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
오이디푸스 (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
オイディプース (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
俄狄浦斯 (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
אדיפוס (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Oedipus," accessed 6 Juy 2017
................ J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/41170/tommaso-cuccioni-the-child-oedipus-revived-by-the-shepherd-phorbas-by-chaudet-italian-about-1852-1864/

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