Just a few quick corrections. Like most Greek tragedies, the story of Oedipus was told by almost every Greek playwright. The version of Oedipus written by Sophocles is the most famous, though it was not the first, nor the last. Sophocles wrote three plays concerning Oedipus: Oedipus the King, Antigone, and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus showed the world that trying to cheat fate is just stupid; his hubris did him in. In fact, Oedipus would probably make a pretty good programmer, as he meets two of Larry Wall's three requirements: impatience and hubris.