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Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

This photo was taken in Paris, May 2008.
Sophocles was an ancient Greek tragedian. Oedipus the King (English translation) was first performed circa 429 BC.

Among other adaptations of the play, Igor Stravinsky composed an opera-oratorio for which Jean Cocteau wrote the libretto (1927), and Pier Paolo Pasolini made a film, Edipo re, in 1967.

In Freud's psychoanalysis, the Oedipus complex is also named after the Greek mythical character.

"Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud."

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