Jocasta

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jocasta (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
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Usage

In literature:

Cease, princes; lo there comes, and none too soon, Jocasta from the palace.
"The Oedipus Trilogy" by Sophocles
Jocasta's acquaintance is thus very numerous.
"The History of Henry Esmond, Esq." by W. M. Thackeray
While the princes contend, the queen, Jocasta, enters.
"Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He reigned nobly and prosperously, and lived happily with Jocasta, by whom he had four children.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
My father is Oedipus the son of Laius; Jocasta daughter of Menoeceus brought me forth; the Theban people call me Polynices.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
No pious son e'er loved his mother more, Than I my dear Jocasta.
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
The incest of Jocasta is the subject of supreme tragic art.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
The incest of Jocasta is the subject of supreme tragic art.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
This last was the husband of Jocasta, by whom he had Oedipus.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
As a reward Oedipus received the great kingdom of Thebes and the hand of the widowed queen Jocasta in marriage.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
Jocasta (jo-cas'-tah), 269, 270.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
In her horror and grief at this discovery, Queen Jocasta killed herself.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
The fourth chorus defends the oracles from Jocasta's incredulity.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
As a reward Oedipus received the great kingdom of Thebes and the hand of the widowed queen Jocasta in marriage.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
The Queen Jocasta standeth.
"Oedipus King of Thebes" by Sophocles
Neither Dolores nor Jocasta will help play the cards in our fortunes.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Oedipus, the son of Laius, ignorant of his parentage, successfully accomplished the task and married Jocasta, his mother.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
One only wonders that they could stand Sophocles' heroines, such as Antigone and Jocasta.
"Euripedes and His Age" by Gilbert Murray
This story was somewhat as follows: Oedipus was the son of Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes.
"Women of Achievement" by Benjamin Brawley
Laius and Jocasta, King and Queen of Thebes, in Boeotia, were greatly delighted at the birth of a little son.
"Myths of Greece and Rome" by H. A. Guerber
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In news:

Oh, noble Jocasta, what a mess you are in.
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