Oedipus with Colone
See also: Oedipus (homonymy)
Oedipus in Colone (in Greek old Oι̉δίπoυς ἐπὶ Κολωνῷ / Oidípous epì Kolônỗi , in Latin Œdipus Colonaeus ) is a Greek Tragédie of Sophocle, written little before its death in 406 - 405 av. J. - C., produced in 401 by its grandson Sophocle the Young person. It is the continuation of Oedipus king .
The inhabitants intimate the order to him to leave, but, after having taught him that it is about the locality where the oracle had predicted to him that he would finish his days, refuses from to go away. One calls upon Thésée, king d' Athènes: he promises in Oedipus his protection and a burial out of ground attic; its spirit will be thus a protection for Athens.
The second girl of Oedipus, Ismène, occurs and tells him the quarrel of its sons, Étéocle and Polynice, for the throne of Thèbes. It causes the anger of Oedipus against them. Créon, regent of Thèbes and brother of Jocaste, the late wife of Oedipus, comes to capture Oedipus, so that it is Thèbes, and not Athens, which receives its body; its guards take along Ismène and Antigone, and Créon itself is about to put the hand on Oedipus when Thésée intervenes and help carries to him, at him and its daughters.
During this time, Polynice arrived and, expressing its repentance on several occasions, he asks for the support of his father in his fight against Étéocle. Oedipus is turned over against him and launches a curse against his sons: that they give each other death mutually. Claps of thunder warn Oedipus who his end is close. He withdraws himself and a messenger tells that he blessed his daughters, that he withdrew himself in a solitary place and that, in the presence of only Thésée, he found death.
- Oedipus in Colone , opera of Antonio Sacchini
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