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Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King


by Sophocles

Creon Timeline and Summary

  • Creon asks for Apollo’s advice about the curse on Thebes.
  • Creon reports to Oedipus and the Chorus that the curse will be lifted when Laius’s murderer is found and exiled from Thebes.
  • After meeting with Teiresias, Oedipus accuses Creon of framing Oedipus in order to seize the throne. Creon insists he has no intentions whatsoever of stealing the throne.
  • After learning that Oedipus is Laius's murderer, Creon quickly exiles him.