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Oedipus and Antigone by Aleksander Kokular (1825–1828), National Museum, Warsaw

"Myth" by Muriel Rukeyser

Long afterward, Oedipus, old and blinded, walked the Roads.

He smelled a familiar smell.

It was the Sphinx.

Oedipus said, “I want to ask one question.

Why didn’t I recognize my mother?”

“You gave the wrong answer,” said the Sphinx.

“But that was what made everything possible,” said Oedipus.

“No,” she said. When I asked, what walks on four legs in the morning,

Two at noon and three in the evening, you answered,


You didn’t say anything about woman.”

“When you say Man,” said Oedipus,

“You include women too.

Everyone knows that.”

She said, “That’s what you think.”

>>> Read this article about the Latin phrase in loco parentis in the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Your Latin Club Officers

Congratulations to our officers for the 2020-2021 school year:

President - Natalie Cuba

First Vice President - Faith McCrossin

Second Vice President - Josie Van Rooy

Secretary/Treasurer - Autumn Crawford

Parliamentarian - Amber Crawford

Communications Coordinator - Caleb Short

Historian - Megan Kreck

Fortuna fortibus favet ~ "Fortune favors the brave"

The Latin motto of the Riverbend HS Latin Club