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  • Oedipus is Praised by Preist
  • Plague in Thebes
  • Prophecy of King Laius
  • After solving the riddle of the Sphinx, Oedipus is crowned king and praised by a priest. He marries Jocasta.
  • Meeting with Tiresias
  • A new plague is in Thebes and Oedipus is looked to for guidance. He sends Creon to talk with the Oracle.
  • Jocasta's Death
  • Creon meets with the Oracle and is given the prophecy that the plague will not end until the murderer of the past king is found and driven out of the city of Thebes.
  • Oedipus is Exiled
  • Oedipus vows to find the killer. He sends for a seer named Tiresias. She tells him that he is in fact the murderer and that he is son to his wife and brother to his sons.
  • Jocasta finds out that the original prophecy was true and she is married to her son and husband's killer. She hangs herself. Oedipus finds her dead.
  • Oedipus blinds himself with the pins of Jocasta's dress. He then asks for Creon to watch his daughters and to be sent away. Oedipus is exiled.
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