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Oedipus the King

Mrs. Parks

A puzzle containing the introductory material for reading Oedipus the King by Sophocles.

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4.location of the Dionysia; the intellectual center of ancient Greece
5.site of the choral performances, the religious rites, and possibly the acting
8.a hideous monster with the body of a lion, the wings of an eagle, and the head of a woman
10.a comic writer
11.the woman who raised Oedipus as her own son; Queen of Corinth
12.the answer to the sphynx's riddle
13.a raised area in front of the skene; pecursor to the modern stage
14.a large rectangular building behind the orchestra
17.name for the annual festival honoring Dionysus in which the plays were performed
18.Oedipus' father; King of Thebes
19.a Greek theater building
22.his name means "swollen-footed"
23.childless king of Corinth who raised Oedipus as his own son
24.Greek playwright that innovated a second actor and added dialogue
25.a comic, burlesque version of a mythological subject
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1.the ancient Greeks believed that this could not be avoided
2.credited with creating a new style in which the performer spoke and acted as if he were the character;considered the first "actor"
3.place of Laius' death
6.songs originally sung in honor of Dionysus
7.predicted that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother
9.Oedipus' mother; Queen of Thebes
15.added a third actor to the dramas; author of Oedipus the King
16.Greek god of wine and fertility
20.location of the oracle
21.it cost two of these to attend the shows if one could afford the fee

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