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Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King


by Sophocles

Teiresias Timeline and Summary

  • Oedipus summons Teiresias and urges him to speak about Laius’s murder and Oedipus’s identity.
  • Teiresias resists being questioned, but ultimately concedes.
  • Teiresias informs Oedipus that he murdered Laius, his father, and that he is married to his mother.
  • Oedipus accuses Teiresias of power seeking, and insults and dismissed him.