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That Laius' death scene and the place of Oedipus' crimesare the same is the epiphany in "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).

Specifically, epiphany refers to a realization of something that holds true. The description fits Theban King Oedipus' first moment of truth. He assimilates the fact that the place where King Laius dies and where he kills an arrogant older version of himself are one and the same.

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