Where in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles do we learn that Oedipus killed his father and married his mother?

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Like nearly every Greek play, Oedipus by Sophocles begins in what is called "in medias res," which means in the middle of the action. The play begins long after the two actions you mention (Oedipus killing his father and marrying his mother), but the events are revealed to Oedipus slowly as the play unfolds. The audience, on the other hand, would have been familiar with the story and knows much more than Oedipus does before the play ever begins. This serves to add to the irony and the audience's sense of pity and awe as they watch Oedipus fall from his high place without ever really knowing it is coming. (It's kind of like knowing there is going to be a train wreck and yet not being able to look away because you want to see how it happens and who gets hurt.) 

Specifically, we learn the truth from the blind prophet Tiresias, though he speaks in rather veiled terms that Oedipus is too "blind" to understand. Creon is more direct and accuses Oedipus of killing...

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