Letter: Crossroad rage

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Crossroad rage

Sir: You write "perhaps the earliest example of road rage was in 1817" ("End of our love affair with the car?", 25 May). There is a much earlier candidate: the altercation between Oedipus and his father at the crossroads. The Greeks, as ever, were there first.

ELIZABETH CRAIK

Department of Greek

University of St Andrews

Fife

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