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[pol-uh-buh s] /ˈpɒl ə bəs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a Corinthian king who was the foster father of Oedipus. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Transferred to the care of Polybus and Merope, the babe became to them as a son, for they were childless.

  • At that moment a messenger enters from Corinth with the tidings that Polybus is dead.

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  • Polybus being childless adopted the boy, who grew up believing that he was indeed the King's son.

  • But him the grooms who attend the steeds of Polybus find and carry home, and placed him in the arms of their mistress.

  • So the child lived in the palace, and became a son to Polybus and Merope, and heir to the kingdom.

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  • Polybus, the king, is dead, and Œdipus is proclaimed his successor.

  • To cheer him, the messenger now informs him that he is not the son of Merope and Polybus.

  • The memories of Polybus and Merope come upon him, then the years of unnatural wedlock.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • But he was saved by a compassionate shepherd, and became the adopted son of Polybus, king of Corinth.

  • He was the reputed son of Polybus and Merope, rulers of Corinth.

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