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What Greek wrote the play Oedipus Rex: Socrates, Sophocles, Artemis, or Aristotle?

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arwen19 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 11, 2013 at 2:22 PM via web

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What Greek wrote the play Oedipus Rex: Socrates, Sophocles, Artemis, or Aristotle?

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 11, 2013 at 3:19 PM (Answer #1)

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Oedipus Rex is part of what is known as

the "Theban Trilogy," three plays which deal with King Oedipus's tragic fall from power and the ruin of his children.

Each of the authors in your list is famous for something. Aristotle is a famous philosopher and writer, known for his work Poetics. Artemis is one of the famous Musketeers made famous by Alexandre Dumas. Socrates is a philosopher who is a classical Greek philosopher from Athens, Greece. Sophocles is a famous playwright, winner of many awards for plays at the Greek Dionysan festivals.

Sophocles wrote Oedipus the King

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