Study Guide

Oedipus at Colonus Allusions

By Sophocles

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • The Furies (39-40, 42, 84-86, 127, 486, 1050, 1434, 1558)
  • Poseidon (54, 713, 887, 1073, 1158, 1494)
  • Prometheus (56)
  • Phoebus/Apollo (86, 102, 414, 454, 623, 665, 793, 868, 1091)
  • Zeus (95, 143, 221, 310, 623, 642, 705, 793, 883, 1079, 1085, 1267, 1382, 1435, 1455, 1460, 1464, 1471, 1485, 1502, 1606, 1748, 1767)
  • Pallas (107)
  • The Oracle at Delphi (413-14)
  • Dionysus/Bacchus (678-80)
  • The Muses (691)
  • Aphrodite (693)
  • Athena (706, 1071, 1090)
  • Cronus (712)
  • Nereids (719)
  • Eumolpidae (1053)
  • Ares (1066, 1391, 1679)
  • Artemis (1092)
  • Hades (1440, 1461, 1557-59)
  • Hermes (1547-48)
  • Persephone (1548, 1557)
  • Cerberus (1568-72)
  • Tartarus (1574)
  • Perithoos (1594)
  • Demeter (1600)