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Who was the Pythian Oracle of Delphi vs Tiresias in Oedipus Rex?

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Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos (or Oedipus Rex ) first came to the stage in Athens around 429-425 BCE. Although the play takes Thebes as its setting, the play has several references to the town of Delphi, which was the location of Apollo's famous oracle. The priestess whose mouth spoke for Apollo was called Pythia. Thus, the oracle at Delphi is sometimes called the Pythian oracle. Likewise, the town of Delphi is sometimes called Pytho....

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