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Notes on Sophocles and Oedipus Rex
Ode
Exodos
Tragedy
Motif
a complex and usually lengthy lyric poem on a serous subject
the ode spoken at the conclusion of a Greek tragedy, as the c…
a play, novel, or other narrative depicting serious and impor…
In literature, a word, character, image, or idea that repeats…
Ode
a complex and usually lengthy lyric poem on a serous subject
Exodos
the ode spoken at the conclusion of a Greek tragedy, as the c…
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English test on Oedipus Rex
Supplication
Petition
Pestilence
Insoluble
An act of requesting a humble prayer petition.
A formal written request, typically one signed by many people…
A fatal epidemic disease.
Impossible to solve.
Supplication
An act of requesting a humble prayer petition.
Petition
A formal written request, typically one signed by many people…
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Oedipus Rex CliffNotes Quiz on Characters
Oedipus
Creon
Tiresias
Jocasta
King of Thebes. As a young man, he saved Thebes by solving th…
The second in command in Thebes, brother in law of Oedipus. O…
the blind prophet at Delphi who revealed to Oedipus that Oedi…
queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
Oedipus
King of Thebes. As a young man, he saved Thebes by solving th…
Creon
The second in command in Thebes, brother in law of Oedipus. O…
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Oedipus Rex Notes Test (For Ms.Jones- English)
Greek dramas were originally ________…
Greek ________ production were organiz…
The ______ half of ______ century BCE…
______ refers to a _______ drama featu…
performed, festivals, Dionysus, wine, fertility, rebirth
dramatic, competition, playwrights, actors
second, fifth, golden age, Greek, tragedy
Tragedy, serious, noble, dignified, achieve, ultimately defea…
Greek dramas were originally ________…
performed, festivals, Dionysus, wine, fertility, rebirth
Greek ________ production were organiz…
dramatic, competition, playwrights, actors
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English - Oedipus Rex Vocab List one
supplication
pestilence
testify
consolidate
asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly
a contagious or infectious epidemic disease that's destructiv…
to make a solemn declaration; to speak honestly and confidently
to join together; combine
supplication
asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly
pestilence
a contagious or infectious epidemic disease that's destructiv…
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Tragedy Notes, Oedipus Rex
Choragos
Chiton
Cothurni
Parados
chorus leader
elaborate gowns
platform shoes
two broad aisles where the chorus stands also, first song of…
Choragos
chorus leader
Chiton
elaborate gowns
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English 9-Oedipus Rex Vocabulary List One
Supplication:
Pestilence:
Testify:
Consolidate:
The action of asking or begging for something earnestly or hu…
A Contagious or infectious epidemic disease;destructive or de…
To make a solemn declaration;to speak honestly and confidentaly
To join together;to combine
Supplication:
The action of asking or begging for something earnestly or hu…
Pestilence:
A Contagious or infectious epidemic disease;destructive or de…
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Oedipus Rex Notes
Golden Age of Greece
Philosophy
Medicine
Art/Architecture
5th century B.C.
Plato/Socrates/Aristotle
Hippocratic Oath, names
3x5--balance, Parthenon-Athena
Golden Age of Greece
5th century B.C.
Philosophy
Plato/Socrates/Aristotle
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Oedipus Rex Background Notes
Verbal Irony
Situational Irony
Dramatic Irony
How do we know about the Ancient Greek…
When the character says one thing, but means another. ... Ex. "O…
What happens is different from you expected to happen.... Ex. In…
When something happens that the character is not expecting, b…
a. The plays themselves... b. Texts of the plays and comedies... c.…
Verbal Irony
When the character says one thing, but means another. ... Ex. "O…
Situational Irony
What happens is different from you expected to happen.... Ex. In…
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Oedipus Rex Background Notes
Dionysus
Fertility, rebirth, and wine.
Competitions
Golden Age
Who were Greek dramas originally performed for?
What was Dionysus the god of?
What were Greek dramatic productions organized as?
What was the second half of the 5th century like?
Dionysus
Who were Greek dramas originally performed for?
Fertility, rebirth, and wine.
What was Dionysus the god of?
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Oedipus Rex Background Notes
Nature of Greek drama
A perspective of Greek drama; the "une…
Basis of Greek drama
Modern term for Sophocles' role
Religious
Ironic
Myths
Public servant
Nature of Greek drama
Religious
A perspective of Greek drama; the "une…
Ironic
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Oedipus Rex Notes
What were the beliefs of ancient Greec…
What killed 1/3 of the population?
What were side effects of the plague?
Who was the Oracle and what did it do?
that gods took an active interest in human affairs: success w…
the plague
strong fevers, redness and burning of the eyes, sneezing, hoa…
the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi; spoke for Apollo and communic…
What were the beliefs of ancient Greec…
that gods took an active interest in human affairs: success w…
What killed 1/3 of the population?
the plague
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oedipus rex midterm notes
Sophocles
Aeschylus
Themes of Prometheus Bound
2 important characters in Prometheus B…
Writer of Oedpipus rex. Creates drama from foundations used b…
Writer of Prometheus Bound. Father of tragedy. Introduces 2nd…
Tyranny, Individual vs. State, Gods vs. Man, Reason vs. Power
Might & Violence
Sophocles
Writer of Oedpipus rex. Creates drama from foundations used b…
Aeschylus
Writer of Prometheus Bound. Father of tragedy. Introduces 2nd…
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Oedipus Rex Background Notes
what was the reasons that preformances…
What was Dionsysis the God of?
how did people honor the son of Zeus
what was held to honor Dionysus
to worship Dionysus
wine and fertility
accepting his gift of knowledge and establishing a cult in hi…
a festival in the winter and fall
what was the reasons that preformances…
to worship Dionysus
What was Dionsysis the God of?
wine and fertility
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Oedipus Rex Notes Quiz
which god were Greek drama's originall…
what were Greek dramatic productions o…
tragedy refers to a _______ drama feat…
the defeat of the hero may be brought…
Dionysus, the god of wine, fertility and rebirth
competitions, prizes awarded to playwrights and actors
serious, noble, dignified, achieve, fails
beyond his/her control, fate, predetermined
which god were Greek drama's originall…
Dionysus, the god of wine, fertility and rebirth
what were Greek dramatic productions o…
competitions, prizes awarded to playwrights and actors
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Oedipus Rex Notes- Midterm
Sophocles
Sophocles
Aeschylus
Prometheus Bound
creates Drama from foundations used by Aeschylus
greatly influenced by Aeschylus
previous playwright who creates Prometheus Bound
Prometheus steals fire- bound to mountain- liver constantly e…
Sophocles
creates Drama from foundations used by Aeschylus
Sophocles
greatly influenced by Aeschylus
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Oedipus Rex notes
who is the author
a cleansing was called a
a character's downfall is often caused…
Greek drama was used to
Sophocles
catharsis
Hamartia
teach
who is the author
Sophocles
a cleansing was called a
catharsis
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Oedipus Rex Notes Quiz
Who was Sophocles?
When was Oedipus Rex written?
How many of Sophocles plays have survi…
What type/genre of work is Rex? Where/…
The author of Oedipus Rex, which is the first play in the Oed…
430 B.C.
Only 7 of his hundreds of plays have survived totally unharmed.
It is a play, and a Greek Tragedy. It takes place in 5th Cent…
Who was Sophocles?
The author of Oedipus Rex, which is the first play in the Oed…
When was Oedipus Rex written?
430 B.C.
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Oedipus Rex Notes
Willing suspension of disbelief
"Theban plays"
Choral odes
Ode
Believing on some level that what you see is willing suspende…
Three tragedies about king Oedipus of Thebes and his family
The chorus sung the play and swayed back and forth. Consisted…
A complex, lyrical, lengthy poem about a serious subject.
Willing suspension of disbelief
Believing on some level that what you see is willing suspende…
"Theban plays"
Three tragedies about king Oedipus of Thebes and his family
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Oedipus Rex NOTES Review
Colonus 496 Bc
90
Aeschylus
Man vs Himself
Where was Sophocles born and when?
How old was Sophocles when he died?
Who did Sophocles beat in his competition?
What is the conflict of Oedipus the Great?
Colonus 496 Bc
Where was Sophocles born and when?
90
How old was Sophocles when he died?
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Oedipus Rex Notes
Sophocles
Thespis
Festival of Dionysus
Dramatic irony
author of playwright
first historically strong actual recorded playwright
religious plays
When the audience already knows what's going to happen
Sophocles
author of playwright
Thespis
first historically strong actual recorded playwright
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Oedipus Rex Notes
Prolouge
Parados
Scene I
Ode I
Oedipus and priest talk about plague
"Oh gods, save us from the plague"
Oedipus and Teiresias duke it out
"Who do we trust?"
Prolouge
Oedipus and priest talk about plague
Parados
"Oh gods, save us from the plague"
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Oedipus Rex & Book Notes
"All the world's a stage, and all the…
Conscious
Observation
Recall
William Shakespeare.
The part of your mind where you are aware.
Recognizing a fact or event.
To recreate.
"All the world's a stage, and all the…
William Shakespeare.
Conscious
The part of your mind where you are aware.
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Oedipus Rex Notes
Golden age of Greece
Philosophers
Hippocratic Oath
Golden Mean
5TH Century B.C.
Plato, Socrates, Aristotle
Promise to not use medicine for evil
3x5 -- Balance
Golden age of Greece
5TH Century B.C.
Philosophers
Plato, Socrates, Aristotle
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Oedipus Rex Background Notes
Nature of Greek drama
A perspective of Greek drama; the "une…
Basis of Greek drama
Modern term for Sophocles' role
Religious
Ironic
Myths
Public servant
Nature of Greek drama
Religious
A perspective of Greek drama; the "une…
Ironic
Oedipus Rex Background Notes
Aristotle
Some tragic, realistic action that'll…
catharists
Presentation of a tragedy
His definition of tragedy is the greatest ever given
What is Aristotle's definition a tragedy
Brings a sense of pleasure
Playwrights purpose
Aristotle
His definition of tragedy is the greatest ever given
Some tragic, realistic action that'll…
What is Aristotle's definition a tragedy
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Oedipus Rex Notes
Protagonist
Peripetia
Anagnorosis
Prologue
Purpose of the character, like to pity him, relatable. Main c…
The opposite of what was planned or hoped to happen takes place
The protagonist recognizes the truth
Opening scene. Background of story is established
Protagonist
Purpose of the character, like to pity him, relatable. Main c…
Peripetia
The opposite of what was planned or hoped to happen takes place
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Oedipus Rex Notes
Author of Oedipus the King
What type of playwright?
Wrote more than 100 plays but only ___…
Lived for ___ years
...
...
...
...
Author of Oedipus the King
...
What type of playwright?
...
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Oedipus Rex notes
Protagonist
Harmartia
Peripetia
Anagnorosid
Main character that allows the catharsis to take place
Flaw in character, the protagonist which leads to their downf…
The opposite of what is planned or hoped to happen takes place
The protagonist recognizes the truth
Protagonist
Main character that allows the catharsis to take place
Harmartia
Flaw in character, the protagonist which leads to their downf…
Oedipus Rex: Background Notes
the author of Oedipus Rex
496 BC
406 BC
seven survived completely intact
Sophocles: ____________ which is the first play in the Oedipu…
Born
Died
Prolific career: Sophocles was thought to have written over 1…
the author of Oedipus Rex
Sophocles: ____________ which is the first play in the Oedipu…
496 BC
Born
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Oedipus Rex notes
Anagnorisis
Anistrophe
Catharsis
Choragos
a critical moment of recognition or discovery
part of the ode chanted as the chorus moves back across the s…
a cleansing or purging that releases emotions
leader of the chorus
Anagnorisis
a critical moment of recognition or discovery
Anistrophe
part of the ode chanted as the chorus moves back across the s…
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Oedipus Rex Notes- Midterm
Sophocles
Sophocles
Aeschylus
Prometheus Bound
creates Drama from foundations used by Aeschylus
greatly influenced by Aeschylus
previous playwright who creates Prometheus Bound
Prometheus steals fire- bound to mountain- liver constantly e…
Sophocles
creates Drama from foundations used by Aeschylus
Sophocles
greatly influenced by Aeschylus
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Oedipus Rex Notes #2
What argument does Creon use to defend…
In what ways is Creon's personality a…
Why does Oedipus decide to let Creon g…
Who is Jocasta? How is she related to…
Since Creon is the brother of Jocasta he is rich and famous w…
Creon is more calm and sensible, while Oedipus has more of a…
Choragos basically says that while everyone is starving to de…
Jocasta is Oedipus' wife, aka the Queen of Thebes. She is als…
What argument does Creon use to defend…
Since Creon is the brother of Jocasta he is rich and famous w…
In what ways is Creon's personality a…
Creon is more calm and sensible, while Oedipus has more of a…
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Oedipus Rex Background Notes
when a character says one things but m…
what happens is different than what is…
the audience is aware of critical info…
How do we know about the Ancient Greek…
Verbal Irony
Situational Irony
Dramatic Irony
plays themselves, archaeological remains, ancient sources/tex…
when a character says one things but m…
Verbal Irony
what happens is different than what is…
Situational Irony
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Oedipus Rex Notes #1
What are 3 underlying themes in this p…
What city does the action of the play…
What problem is afflicting Thebes?
In what ways is this problem hurting t…
1. Quest for identity... 2. The nature of innocence and guilt... 3.…
Thebes
Pestilence (disease)
Children die unborn, labor is vain, crops won't grow, and the…
What are 3 underlying themes in this p…
1. Quest for identity... 2. The nature of innocence and guilt... 3.…
What city does the action of the play…
Thebes
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Oedipus Rex Notes Quiz
Why were greek dramas originally perfo…
Were prizes reward?
When was the gold age of greek drama?
What was the chorus dressed in?
For the god Dionysus
Prizes were awarded to playwrights and actors
The second half of the 5th century BCE was the gold age of gr…
Goat skins
Why were greek dramas originally perfo…
For the god Dionysus
Were prizes reward?
Prizes were awarded to playwrights and actors
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Oedipus Rex Notes
Who was the writer of Oedipus Rex?
Oedipus is a _______ drama.
What was done with legendary Greek god…
In what age in Greece where Greek gods…
Sophocles
Greek
They were celebrated through formal arts, ceremonies, and rit…
During the Golden Age.
Who was the writer of Oedipus Rex?
Sophocles
Oedipus is a _______ drama.
Greek
Oedipus Rex and The Aeneid Notes
Electra
Sophocles
Oedipus
Arihanesstop
Daughter if Agamemnon, King of the Achaeans. Helped her broth…
Greek Playwright during the Golden Age and came from a wealth…
King of Thebes, after saving the city (Thebes) through a ridd…
...
Electra
Daughter if Agamemnon, King of the Achaeans. Helped her broth…
Sophocles
Greek Playwright during the Golden Age and came from a wealth…
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Oedipus Rex Notes #4
What news does the second messenger an…
How did she kill herself?
What did Oedipus do when he discovered…
Why did Oedipus say he was doing this…
That Jocasta is dead.
She hung herself.
Oedipus hurled himself at the door to Jocasta's room. He saw…
Oedipus says that he's been blind to think that he could phys…
What news does the second messenger an…
That Jocasta is dead.
How did she kill herself?
She hung herself.
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Oedipus Rex Notes Review
Who is the author of Oedipus Rex?
When was Sophocles born?
When did Sophocles die?
How many plays has Sophocles probably…
Sophocles
496 b.c
406 b.c
>100
Who is the author of Oedipus Rex?
Sophocles
When was Sophocles born?
496 b.c
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Oedipus Rex Notes #3
Why is Jocasta praying to Apollo at th…
Where is the Messenger from? What news…
Why does Jocasta get excited when she…
How did the event in #2 happen? Why do…
Jocasta hopes that Apollo will let Oedipus stop dreading abou…
He is from Corinth. The Messenger brings the news that Polybu…
Jocasta thinks that since Polybus died and Oedipus was with h…
Polybus died from old age and sickness. He didn't kill his 'd…
Why is Jocasta praying to Apollo at th…
Jocasta hopes that Apollo will let Oedipus stop dreading abou…
Where is the Messenger from? What news…
He is from Corinth. The Messenger brings the news that Polybu…
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Oedipus Rex background notes
Origin of Greek dramas
What were the prizes that were given t…
Date for the Golden Age of Greek drama…
Who is the protagonist usually?
They were performed at festivals and were competitions
Goats skins
The second half of the fifth century BCE
A noble who strives to achieve something but is ultimately de…
Origin of Greek dramas
They were performed at festivals and were competitions
What were the prizes that were given t…
Goats skins
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OEDIPUS REX/GREEK NOTES
where was odeipus born?
where is the oracle located?
who was the founder of Thebes?
prologue
thebes
Delphi
Cadmus
beginning of the play
where was odeipus born?
thebes
where is the oracle located?
Delphi
INTRO ON OEDIPUS REX
One of a trilogy
TRAGEDY
Consults Oracle at Delphi
Mythic Tradition
Address the fate of Oedipus and his children... Written over the…
"Oedipus Rex is the story of a noble man who seeks knowledge…
["...the most powerful interpreter of the voice and the will…
Story deeply rooted in mythic tradition surrounding the famil…
One of a trilogy
Address the fate of Oedipus and his children... Written over the…
TRAGEDY
"Oedipus Rex is the story of a noble man who seeks knowledge…
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Oedipus Rex : Part one
Thespis
Aeschylus
Sophocles
Prologue
was the first independent actor
introduced a second actor, decreased chorus size
introduced a third speaking actor and background scenery
opening scene of a Greek tragedy
Thespis
was the first independent actor
Aeschylus
introduced a second actor, decreased chorus size
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English Final- Oedipus Rex
Tragic hero/ heroine
Chorus (15 elders)
audience
tragedies are tragic because...
must be noble or of high status, has a tragic flaw that leads…
summarizes and emphasizes the events in the play, represents…
knows the story more than the characters (dramatic irony), in…
plot mirrors life, the hero experiences a downfall, the audie…
Tragic hero/ heroine
must be noble or of high status, has a tragic flaw that leads…
Chorus (15 elders)
summarizes and emphasizes the events in the play, represents…
English: oedipus rex review
Anagnorisis
Peripeteia
Catharsis
Catastrophe
...
...
...
...
Anagnorisis
...
Peripeteia
...
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English (Oedipus Rex)
Supplication
Compunction
Expedient
decrepit
n. Humble Request
n. Feeling of remorse or guilt
n. Something that is useful or helpful
adj. Worn-out by old age
Supplication
n. Humble Request
Compunction
n. Feeling of remorse or guilt
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English vocab/ Oedipus Rex
abide
besiege
censure
chide
accept or add in accordance with:
surround (a place) with armed forces in order to capture it o…
express severe disapproval of (someone or something), typical…
scold or rebuke:
abide
accept or add in accordance with:
besiege
surround (a place) with armed forces in order to capture it o…
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English 10H Oedipus Rex
Oedipus
Priest
Creon
Chorus
King of Thebes
the high priest of Thebes
Oedipus' brother-n-law
Theban elders
Oedipus
King of Thebes
Priest
the high priest of Thebes
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