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Laius

(lā`əs): see OedipusOedipus
, in Greek legend, son of Laius, king of Thebes, and his wife, Jocasta. Laius had been warned by an oracle that he was fated to be killed by his own son; he therefore abandoned Oedipus on a mountainside.
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She gives the example of the time when she and King Laius had a son who was prophesised to kill Laius and sleep with her.
In subsequent chapters, Weineck deals deftly with the transformations of the Laius Complex in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Lessing, Hegel, Kleist, Freud, Federn, Weinninger, and Hofmannsthal.
In resisting the initial oracle Laius and Jocasta responded collectively as husband and wife, as father and mother to their child.
OT 293 ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [MSS]) on how the man responsible or the witness of the killing of Laius is now nowhere to be seen; also 388-9, 413, 454, opposing Oedipus and Teiresias in terms of sight and blindness; 1183 ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), the refusal of light and sight on the part of Oedipus.
Thursday, February 14 British Cactus and Succulent Society, Northumbria branch, talk, A Tale of Two Capes, by Al Laius, St Aidan''s Community Centre, Brunton Park, 7.
Oedipus's realization that he himself is the killer of Laius, which are importantly relevant to action in a way that merely reflexive attitudes are not.
The oracle telling Laius that he will "die at the hands of his son" contains no "if" clause.
See, for example, The Lamentable Tragedie of Oedipus the Sonne of Laius Kyng of Thebes out of Seneca, trans.
Sophocles's drama indeed suggests that two traveling parties were massacred at the crossroads: one a royal entourage and the other a rustic band, one assailed by multiple killers and the other by a solitary traveler, Oedipus, who killed not King Laius but another elderly man.
2) Such cynical/comedic inversions appear elsewhere in Allen films: Lester in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) characterizes the tragic recognition of Oedipus that he is the murderer of Laius he has pursued as "the structure of funny.