Results for: Merope

Who is Queen Merope?

She is a fictional character from Sophocles Tragic play, Oedipus Rex Queen Merope is The Queen of Corinth, Wife to King Polybus, and they together adopt the young Oedipus aft (MORE)

Why does the shepherd give Oedipus to Polybus and Merope?

The couple's lack of children and therefore heirs is the reason why the second shepherd gives subsequent Theban King Oedipus to King Polybus and Queen Merope of Corinth. He g (MORE)

Who gives Oedipus to Polybus and Merope?

A Corinthian shepherd who is working in Thebes at the time of Oedipus' birth gives the infant to King Polybus and Queen Merope of Corinth. The royal couple is childless and (MORE)

How do Polybus and Merope come to adopt Oedipus in 'Oedipus Rex'?

That he is given to them as a gift from a local shepherd is how Polybus and his wife Merope adopt Oedipus in "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.). Specifical (MORE)

Why is Oedipus scared of merope?

He isn't afraid of her, per se. However, it had been predicted by an oracle that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother. He had been adopted by Polybus and Merope (MORE)