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Antigone - Sophocles
Antigone
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When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death. How the gods take their revenge on Creon provides the gripping denouement to this compelling tragedy, still one of the most... show more
When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death. How the gods take their revenge on Creon provides the gripping denouement to this compelling tragedy, still one of the most frequently performed of classical Greek dramas. Footnotes.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486278049 (0486278042)
ASIN: 486278042
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
Series: The Theban Plays (#3)
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Antigone
I probably enjoyed this play the least of the three Theban plays. It is really the tragedy of Creon and not Antigone and it marks the end of the destruction of the house of Oedipus. It is the most straight forward of the Theban plays and it has the structure and content that one expects of Greek d...
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even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
4.0
Read for my Law, Justice, and Morality class.
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it
4.0 Antigone
Read for my Law, Justice, and Morality class.
AmySea
AmySea rated it
I remember reading this in high school, and I liked it much better then. I just re-read this, and I just don't think that it has anything near the complexity of Oedipus. I found it to be mostly uninteresting, and lacking in emotional punch.
Well-Lucubrated
Well-Lucubrated rated it
5.0
A masterpiece that transcends the passage of time! How incredibly relevant this nearly 2,500 year-old drama is!While I couldn't even begin to enumerate all of the fascinating subtleties that are contained within this work, I will mention a few aspects that I believe will stick with me for the long h...
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