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Oedipus's Police Reports
King Polybus Commends Phorbas, the Shepherd
Case Description: Polybus, King of Corinth, bestows a humanitarian award upon Phorbas, the shepherd. When Phorbas found a baby abandoned on a mountain with its ankles pinned together, he couldn't b...
Oedipus vs. the Fates
Case Description: Complainant (Oedipus) accuses Defendants (the Fates) of cruel and unusual punishment. Oedipus thought everything in his life was going to be hunky dory until a drunk guy at a part...
The People of Thebes Commend Oedipus
Case Description: Thebes was in serious trouble. A report said that King Laius had been killed by highwaymen, and the Sphinx, a wicked monster with the body of a lion and the head of a woman, had s...
Oedipus vs. Oedipus
Case Description: Complainants (the People of Thebes) accuse Defendant (King Oedipus) of murder and incest. When Thebes was infested by a terrible plague, King Oedipus sent his brother-in-law,...
Antigone Commends Theseus
Case Description: After wandering aimlessly for years, Antigone and Oedipus eventually ended up in Colonus, a suburb of Athens, where it turns out Oedipus was destined to die. It was also prophesie...
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