Warburg Institute Iconographic Database Warburg Institute home pageWarburg Institute Library
← back to main page
Historia Thebana
→ The story of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta
→ Cycles
→ Laius and Jocasta, the parents of Oedipus
→ Birth of Oedipus
→ King Laius learns that his son will kill him
→ The infant Oedipus is handed over to servants to be killed
→ Jocasta exposing Oedipus to wild beasts
→ The infant Oedipus is hung from a tree by his feet
→ Oedipus is taken down from the tree
→ Oedipus is brought to King Polybus of Corinth
→ Oedipus at the court of King Polybus in Corinth
→ Oedipus consults the oracle of Delphi
→ Oedipus kills Laius
→ Oedipus is questioned by the Sphinx
→ Oedipus kills the Sphinx
→ Oedipus marries Jocasta
→ Jocasta recognises Oedipus by his pierced feet
→ Embassy to Delphi
→ Tiresias reveals to Oedipus that he is the murderer of king Laius
→ Oedipus puts out his eyes
→ Jocasta kills herself
→ Oedipus goes into exile
→ Oedipus with Antigone in exile
→ In exile, when approached by Polyneices for help, Oedipus curses both his sons
→ Death
→ Unidentified scenes