Divine-Human Intervention as Educator in “Oedipus Rex” and “Apology”

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Divine-Human Intervention as Educator in "Oedipus Rex" and "Apology"
The primary focus of this study will be to analyze how the Gods via the Oracle educate human beings as to how to follow a moral path. In Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus is told by Teiresias that he must accept the verdict of the Oracle in that he has committed an immoral act by murdering his father and marrying his mother. Socrates defends his life by using Apollo as his instructor in matters pertaining to accusations against his treachery against the Athenian city-state. When Socrates will not default on his word of honor, he defines how Apollo as his guide under Grecian law. In essence, the divine-human interaction of Teiresias and Socrates will be analyzed through...
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.....vital in the way that they act as conduits for the gods. In this way, the educator plays a vital role in the Greek dramatic and philosophical traditions provided by Plato and Sophocles in divine-human intervention.
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