Laius

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Laius (Greek mythology) king of Thebes who was unwittingly killed by his son Oedipus
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Usage

In literature:

But for thy prompting never had the seer Ascribed to me the death of Laius.
"The Oedipus Trilogy" by Sophocles
Laius had left the city never to return; of his train but one man escaped to announce his death by assassins.
"Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The 'Seven Against Thebes' deals with the gloomy myth of the house of Laius.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
He was too horror-stricken to return to Corinth, and as he travelled the other way, he met Laius going from Thebes to Delphi.
"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
The incantation itself is nobly written, and the ghost of Laius can only be paralleled in Shakespeare.
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
He was succeeded at Thebes by his son Polydorus, the father of Labdacus, the father of Laius.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Laius, king of Thebes, the son of Labdacus, and a direct descendant of Cadmus, was married to Jocaste, the daughter of a noble Theban.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
O King, there was of old King Laius In Thebes, ere thou didst come to pilot us.
"Oedipus King of Thebes" by Sophocles
At Thebes, in Boeotia, the king, Laius, was told that his first child would be his death.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Servant of Laius Gardiner Martin Lane.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
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
A conflict ensued, and Laius with his companion was slain.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
It is reserved for the bestial Cyclops and Laius the accursed.
"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
Never has the murderer of Laius been found, and he dwells a pollution in the land.
"Children of the Dawn" by Elsie Finnimore Buckley
Greek legend, wife of Laius, mother (afterwards wife) of Oedipus (q.v.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

My eldest companion present in solitude,
Watch-dog of Thebes when the blind hero strove:
You, omniscient, at the cross-roads stood
When Laius, the slain dotard, drenched the grove.
"Ode To Fear" by Allen Tate