Oedipus the King or Oedipus Rex is a tragedy written in the 5th century BC by the Greek author Sophocles.

A famous quote from this play is "Don't kill the messenger." This quote was used by Icheb in a conversation with Seven of Nine in 2377. (VOY: "Human Error")

Icheb called the play by its Latin name, Oedipus Rex, while the original name is Oι̉δίπoυς τύραννoς, or Oedipus tyrannos.

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