Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

What wish does the Chorus express in the first stanza?


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The Chorus wonders who the murderer might be and suggests that now would be time for him to “run / with a stronger foot / than Pegasus” (467-9) as the fates run up “terribly close on his heels” (472). The Chorus also proclaims itself in “terrible confusion”, and doesn’t understand why Teiresias might have attacked Oedipus’ “popular fame” (493). Furthermore, they side with Oedipus, asserting that they would never agree with someone who finds fault with their King, particularly since he solved the riddle of the Sphinx.