Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

what familiar metaphor for a state or kingdom is suggested by line 53 &nd how does the priest refer again to this metaphor in line 58


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"Calls thee its saviour: do not give us cause

So to remember this thy reign, as men

Who, having risen, then fall low again;

But save us, save our city. Omens good

Were then with thee; thou didst thy work, and now

Be equal to thyself!"

The metaphor involves the use of savior, taken from the Bible. Jesus is our savior, and an earthly king should act likewise.