Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

give details of how the chorus describes the city to the gods

Oedipus The King (Episode 1)

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Basically it is described as a place full of "fires of darkness". It is full of pestilence and misery. Check this out,

Unable to count their number,

the city is destroyed, and unpitied,

their generations lie upon the ground,(190)

spreading death, finding no mourners.

While brides and white-haired mothers come together

and groan as suppliants over their mournful labors,

the hymn for healing and the lament ring loud together.

Because of these, o golden daughter of Zeus,(195)

send bright-eyed Strength.

Str 3Furious Ares, now without bronze shields,

yet still surrounded by cries, confronts me and burns me;

let him, in hurried running, turn his back

on our fatherland, either borne by a wind(200)

into the great chamber of Amphitrite

or rushing to the inhospitable Thracian wave.

For, if night ever leaves something undone,

day comes along to complete it.

This one, o reverend lightning-bearer,(205)

father Zeus, make him perish with your thunderbolt.

Ant 3And you, lord of light, from your golden bow

I would have your unconquered arrows fly

as a guard set in front of me before my enemy,

and those of shining, fire-bringing Artemis,(210)

with which she darts across the hills of Lycia.

And I call upon the one with the golden headband,

eponym of this land, wine-faced Bacchus,

hailed companion of the Maenads’ throng,

to approach with a torch of shining pine,(215)

against this god dishonored by the gods.