Quarry the granite rock with razors, or moor the vessel with a thread of silk; then may you hope with such keen and delicate instruments as human knowledge and human reason to contend against those giants, the passion and the pride of man. — John Cardinal Newman


~ 2000 BC
Civilization: Greek — Thebes
   Field of Renown:  monarch — King
Era:  Heroic

Solved the mystery of the Sphinx, and became the King of Thebes. Then struck with tragedy.

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Terrible Prophecy  in  The Story of the Greeks  by  H. A. Guerber

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After a few moment's deep thought, Oedipus answered.
 in The Story of the Greeks

Oedipus at Colonus
 in The Story of the Greeks

Oedipus and Antigone
 in Historical Tales: Greek