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Characters in OEDIPUS THE KING

(in order of appearance)

Oedipus: king of Thebes, having defeated the Sphinx and married the queen Jocasta
Priest: a servant of the gods, who leads suffering suppliants
Creon: brother of Jocasta
Chorus of Thebans: men and women of the town of Thebes, where the play takes place
Tiresias:  aged, blind seer of Thebes
Jocasta: queen of Thebes, wife of Oedipus, mother of their four children
Messenger: a herald from Corinth, where Oedipus grew up
Herdsman: a shepherd from Thebes, who spent most of his time tending his flock on Mount Cithaeron
Servant: a housemaid who serves the royal family
Antigone and Ismene: the daughters of Oedipus and Jocasta

 

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