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Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
Author: Sophocles
ISBN 13: 9780195061673
ISBN 10: 195061675
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1990-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 101
List Price: $11.95

In Antigone, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, argues for the moral right to bury her brothers who have died in a civil war they fought over who was to rule Thebes after the banishment of Oedipus. Their uncle, Creon, became the king of Thebes and opposed their burial. The conflict between Antigone and Creon on the right of law: earthly, embodied in the will of the sovereign, or heavenly, in the dictates of the gods; is the central theme of the play.