P. 496 (with art)

Hepta 776-77 –  Aischylos, Hepta epi Thebas (Seven Against Thebes)

They honored Oedipus then, when he removed that deadly, man-seizing plague from our land. Greek Text

Paris, Musée du Louvre CA 111:  Attic black-figure lekythos, Sphinx crouching over youth

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Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Syracuse, Museo Archeologico 12085:  Attic black-figure lekythos, Sphinx crouching over youth

Beazley Archive Pottery Database (with image)

Pindar fr 177d SM – Pindarus 2, p. 128, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1975.

the riddle from the savage jaws of a maiden (Translated by T. N. Gantz)

OT 130-31 – Sophokles, Oidipous Tyrannos (Oedipus Rex)

The riddling Sphinx had forced us to let things that were obscure go, and to investigate the pressing trouble. Greek Text

OT 391-94 – Sophokles, Oidipous Tyrannos (Oedipus Rex

Why, when the watchful dog who wove dark song was here, did you say nothing to free the people? Yet the riddle, at least, was not for the first comer to read: there was need of a seer’s help. Greek Text

FGrH 12F7a Asklepiades Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker 1, p. 169, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

ATHENAI. X 456 B  (= SCHOL. EURIPID. Phoin. 50):  and Asklepiades in the Tragoidoumenon says that the riddle was such:  ” There is a two-footed and four-footed and three-footed upon the earth, it has a single voice, and alone of all those on land or in the air or sea it changes form. And when it goes supported on three [or its most?] feet, then the speed of its limbs is weakest. (Translated by T. N. Gantz)  Greek Text

Euripides, Oidipous fr 83.22-24 Aus – Recently discovered fragments of Euripides, cited according to Austin 1968 

Edited by R. Ross Holloway, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor Emeritus, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown Univ., and Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, February, 2019.

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2020

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