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Intro to Oedipus

Ancient Greece: Introduction https://www.ancient-greece.org/history/intro.html

What was the Renaissance guided by?

Who is the “father of history”?

Ancient Greece: Geography https://www.ancient-greece.org/history/overview.html

Where is Greece located?

During the Hellenic period, where were some of


the colonies located?

Ancient Greece: Timeline https://www.ancient-greece.org/resources/timeline.html

Write down the dates for the events listed below:

First Olympic Games?

Earliest Lyric Poets?

Pythagoras born in Samos?

Persian Wars?

Sophocles produces "Antigone" in Athens?

Roman Invasion of Greece?

Ancient Greece: Mythology https://www.ancient-greece.org/culture/mythology.html

Choose three heroes/legends and write down three facts about him/her:

Hero/Legend: 1.
2.
3.

Hero/Legend: 1.
2.
3.

Hero/Legend: 1.
2.
3.
Intro to Oedipus
Ancient Greece: Theatre http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Theatre/

Who is considered to be the originator of tragedy?

Describe a Greek theatre (theatron):

Explain why the ancient Greeks started practicing


theater. Who were they performing for? Who
performed?

Ancient Greece: Quiz https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece_questions.php

Take the quiz on the link listed above and answer the prompts below:

What score did you get on the quiz?

What new information did you learn from the quiz?


If you knew everything, what was the most
interesting question?

Sophocles http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/People/Sophocles/

When was Sophocles born? When did he die?

Write five facts you find interesting about 1.


Sophocles: 2.
3.
4.
5.

Choose 2 of the facts you found and write tw2o 1.


sentences on each about why you found them 2.
interesting:

Oedipus Rex: The King Characters https://www.sparknotes.com/drama/oedipus/characters/


https://www.enotes.com/topics/oedipus-rex/characters

For the characters listed below, read the character descriptions from both of the websites above. Then,
compare the two descriptions. Write down two similarities from the descriptions on each of the characters.

Oedipus

Jocaste

Creon

Chorus

Tiresias (Teiresias)
Intro to Oedipus
Now that you have gained insight into the setting, author, and characters of the play,
write five sentences on what you think might happen in the play. Do NOT read a
summary of the play before making your predictions: