Oidipous (page 500)

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Euripides, Oidipous fr 543 N² – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, p. 533, ed. A. Nauck. 2nd ed. Leipzig 1889. 

Greek Text

Euripides, Oidipous fr 551 N² – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, p. 535, ed. A. Nauck. 2nd ed. Leipzig 1889. 

Greek Text

Euripides, Oidipous fr 552 N² – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, p. 535, ed. A. Nauck. 2nd ed. Leipzig 1889.

Greek Text

Σ Pho 1760 – Scholia to Euripides, Phoinissai (Phoenician Women) – Scholia in Euripidem, 1, p. 414, ed. E. Schwartz. Berlin 1887. 

Greek Text

Σ Pho 26 – Scholia to Euripides, Phoinissai (Phoenician Women) – Scholia in Euripidem, 1, p. 251, ed. E. Schwartz. Berlin 1887. 

Greek Text

Od 11.279-280 – Homer, Odyssey

And she left behind to him exceedingly many pains, as many as the Erinyes of a mother accomplish. (Trans. T. N. Gantz) Greek Text

Od 11.274 – Homer, Odyssey

The gods soon made these things known to men. (Trans. T. N. Gantz) Greek Text

Paus 5.10-11 – Pausanias, Library of History

He also married his mother. But I do not think that he had children by her; my witness is Homer, who says in the Odyssey:

—And I saw the mother of Oedipodes, fair Epicaste,
Who wrought a dreadful deed unwittingly,
Marrying her son, who slew his father and
Wedded her. But forthwith the gods made it known among men.
(Hom. Od. 11.271)

How could they “have made it known forthwith,” if Epicaste had borne four children to Oedipus? But the mother of these children was Euryganeia, daughter of Hyperphas. Among the proofs of this are the words of the author of the poem called the Oedipodia; and moreover, Onasias painted a picture at Plataea of Euryganeia bowed with grief because of the fight between her children. Greek Text

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