The former servant of King Laius who took pity on the baby Oedipus and spared his life. The shepherd was also an eyewitness to the death of King Laius. When Oedipus commands the shepherd to tell him what he knows about Oedipus's origins, the shepherd refuses, and only relents under punishment of death.
A Shepherd Quotes in Oedipus Rex
The Oedipus Rex quotes below are all either spoken by A Shepherd or refer to A Shepherd. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
A Shepherd Character Timeline in Oedipus Rex
The timeline below shows where the character A Shepherd appears in Oedipus Rex. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.