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Antigone The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles classic drama The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta Antigone is an unconventional

  • Title: Antigone
  • Author: Sophocles J.E. Thomas
  • ISBN: 9781580493888
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles classic drama The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury herThe curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles classic drama The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play.Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were than two thousand years ago Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.To make this quintessential Greek drama accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes By providing these, it is our intention that readers will fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.

    Antigone Antigone is the subject of a story in which she attempts to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices.Oedipus s sons, Eteocles and Polynices, had shared the rule jointly until they quarrelled, and Eteocles expelled his brother In Sophocles account, the two brothers agreed to alternate rule each year, but Eteocles decided not to share power with his brother after his tenure expired. SparkNotes Antigone Plot Overview The Chorus introduces the players Antigone is the girl who will rise up alone and die young Haemon, Antigone s dashing fianc, chats with Ismene, her beautiful sister Though one would have expected Haemon to go for Ismene, he inexplicably proposed to Antigone on the night of a ball Creon is Antigone Summary Facts Britannica Antigone Antigone, in Greek legend, the daughter born of the unwittingly incestuous union of Oedipus and his mother, Jocasta After her father blinded himself upon discovering that Jocasta was his mother and that, also unwittingly, he had slain his father, Antigone and her The Internet Classics Archive Antigone by Sophocles Dramatis Personae daughters of Oedipus ANTIGONE ISMENE CREON, King of Thebes EURYDICE, his wife HAEMON, his son TEIRESIAS, the blind prophet GUARD, set to watch the corpse of Polyneices Antigone Full Text Antigone Owl Eyes ANTIGONE and ISMENE before the Palace gates ANTIGONE Ismene, sister of my blood and heart, See st thou how Zeus would in our lives fulfill The weird of Oedipus, a world of woes Antigone CliffsNotes After the bloody siege of Thebes by Polynices and his allies, the city stands unconquered Polynices and his brother Eteocles, however, are both dead, killed by Antigone Define Antigone at Dictionary Antigone definition, a daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta who defied her uncle, King Creon, by performing funeral rites over her brother, Polynices, and was condemned to be immured alive in a cave See . Antigone Summary Shmoop Antigone picks up in the same uber dismal place that Oedipus at Colonus leaves off Oedipus has just passed away in Colonus, and Antigone and her sister decide to return to Thebes with the intention of helping their brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, avoid a prophecy that predicts they will kill each other in a battle for the throne of Thebes. Antigone Sophocles play Antigone n t n i ann TIG nee Ancient Greek is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before BC. Of the three Theban plays Antigone is the third in order of the events depicted in the plays, but it is the first that was written The play expands on the Theban legend that predates it, and it picks up where Aeschylus Seven Against Thebes ends. Antigone of YouTube Feb , THIS MAN DIED DURING SURGERY, MET GOD ASKED HIM, WHAT S THE MEANING OF LIFE Duration Living For Christ Recommended for you

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        Sophocles born c 496 bc, Colonus, near Athens Greece died 406, Athens , Greek German editions Sophokles, Russian , French editions Sophocle was an ancient Greek tragedy playwright Not many things are known about his life other than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three plays of which few are extant One of his best known plays is Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex.


    1. Love, you mock us for your sport.I will always love and cherish this book. Antigone has always been one of my favorite heroines. She's strong, brave and complex. To put it in simple terms: Antigone makes for one hell of a kick-ass heroine. There's nothing like a good Greek tragedy. But I do Greek drama.Love me some Greek melodrama. I will leave you with this thought. Some ideals are worth dying for. I am not afraid of the danger, if it means death, It will not be the worst of deaths - death with [...]

    2. Antigone is a real heroine; she stands up for what she believes in. She was faced with a strong dilemma. The law of man, the word of her uncle the king, demands that her brother's body remains unburied in the open with no funeral rights, to be savaged by animals. For King Creon, this is a symbolic justice for a traitor and a rebel, but the laws of the God’s, and the ruling of Antigone’s own mind, demands that she gives him libations (death rights) that all men deserve. She buries the body an [...]

    3. Ἀντιγόνη = Antigone, SophoclesAntigone (Ancient Greek: Ἀντιγόνη) is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC. It is the third of the three Theban plays chronologically, but was the first written. The play expands on the Theban legend that predated it and picks up where Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes ends. In the beginning of the play, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes' civil war died fighting each other for the throne. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has [...]

    4. "Your soul is blowing apart."The chorus in Anne Carson's translation of Sophocles ANTIGONEI love Antigone. I think it is one of the very best of the Greek tragedies ~~ no one of the very best of all tragedies ever written.Random thought ~~ I suspect there is a play that is part of this cycle that is missing ~~ a play that focuses on the brothers.This review will not focus on the play itself, but on the wonderful translation by Anne Carson. Anne Carson is a poet. She is a wordsmith in the highest [...]

    5. Book Review4 out of 5 stars to Antigone, the third in a trilogy of Theban plays written around 441 BC (yes, almost 2500 years ago) by Sophocles. In my junior year of high school, our Advanced Placement English teacher assigned all three Theban plays. This is a mini-review on the final one, Antigone, which was my second favorite -- Oedipus Rex was of course, my favorite. In this Greek tragedy, Antigone, Oedipus Rex's daughter, fights to have a proper burial for her brother. She is strong-willed, [...]

    6. Antigone is a strong contender in the Plays That Keep You Awake at Night competition. The background of the story reads, no surprise, like a Greek tragedy: Antigone is the orphaned daughter of Jocasta and Oedipus (the mother and father/brother team from Oedipus Rex) who has now lost both her brothers as well — they killed each other fighting over who got to rule Thebes. Uncle Creon, the new king, decreed that the “traitor” brother is to go unburied. The conflict is that Antigone plans to i [...]

    7. This drama highlights the differences between state and divine law. Especially interesting is the language. Sophocles has done very well to portray this conflict. Even after 2500 years still a worth reading, profound text.

    8. The family or the state6 May 2012 This is probably the closest of all of the Greek tragedies to a Shakespearian tragedy. This is due to the end of the play having a huge bodycount and the action of the play is driven by one person's fatal flaw (not that I actually believe in the fatal flaw argument, but that is beside the point). However it is not Antigone who has the fatal flaw in this play but rather Creon, the king of Thebes. Unfortunately we cannot really look to Oedipus at Colonus to see th [...]

    9. Wait, no, THIS is my favorite of the Oedipus cycle. My love is fickle. How did I not remember how good this was? The extended speeches are just as incredible as those in the other two plays, but what Antigone has over them is lightning-quick back-and-forth arguments that made my heart pound just from how good they were. I’d also forgotten how interesting the character of Antigone is (she milks that walk to her death for everything it’s worth), and how much Sophocles plays with gender stereot [...]

    10. I am not well-schooled in tragedies--the Greek tragedies, that is--but when I learned that one of the books I intended to read for the Man Booker award this year was based on the story of Antigone, I thought now was a good time to have a look.This is the first I have encountered of the play, I loved it. It is filled with terrific emotion and common responses to tragedy, as well as wisdom unbound. The personalities are strong and saltyd act on their promises.Those of you who know the story will s [...]

    11. Owen Bennett Jones recently wrote on the Islamic State in the LRB. "Every time a Jihadi movement has won power it has lost popularity by failing to give the people what they want: peace, security and jobs." When I read that I thought about poor King Creon. I have always felt disturbed by the vice of fate in this play which steadily traps and crushes. It was Creon's hubris which caught my attention this time. Doesn't he have a mandate? I imagine him simply incredulous. Why this dissent? Subsequen [...]

    12. Δραματικός λόγος από τον τραγικό ποιητή Σοφοκλή! ΄Ενα δυνατό κείμενο σε όλα τα επίπεδα του λόγου, που εμπλέκει τον αναγνώστη στα δρώμενα κάνοντας τον να φιλοσοφήσει και να προβληματιστεί. Μεγάλες αλήθειες και διαχρονικές αξίες παρουσιάζονται στο κείμενο όπως " αναρχίας ου [...]

    13. Este libro lo leí en la secundaria, junto con Edipo Rey, claro. Aunque ésta última es más conocida, recuerdo que me gustó más Antígona. Una mujer, a pesar de las restricciones sufridas -propias de la época-, cuya fuerza de espíritu y sentido de lealtad, le permitieron no doblegarse con respecto a lo que ella creía era correcto, desafiando a la autoridad que a veces, se ciega de orgullo. Desde ya, todo terminó como bien lo refleja la frase hecha "como tragedia griega".Queda pendiente u [...]

    14. En az "Kral Oidipus" kadar korkunç bir trajediyi konu alan "Antigone", Kral Oidipus'un ölümünden sonraki zaman diliminde geçiyor. Oidipus'un kızı Antigone üzerinden anlatılan tragedyanın ilginç tarafı ise okuyucuyu, kardeşlerinin ölümünün ardından tahta geçen dayısı Kreon'un korkunç kaderiyle tanıştırması. Etkileyici finaliyle tüyleri diken diken yapmasını bilen tajedinin 3. bölümü, yani Kreon ile oğlu Haimon arasında geçen diyaloglar ise tek kelimeyle mükemme [...]

    15. إلى كل من يريد أن يكتب أو يقرأ شئ ذا مغزي أنصحه بقراءة هذه المسرحية عميقة المغزى نبيلة الهدف البعيدة كل البعد عن فجاجة المباشرة التى تقتل أى عمل وتنفر القارئ منه

    16. چیزی که توی این سه‌گانه توجهم رو جلب کرد این بود که خیلی از دغدغه‌های فکری نویسنده توی 2500 سال پیش با دغدغه‌های فکری ما یکی بوده! و باعث شد بیشتر به پیشرفت انسان فکر کنم واقعاً پیشرفت کردیم یا همونی هستیم که 2500 سال پیش بودیم و فقط هر چند قرن افول و صعود داریم؟

    17. “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”I have always found this play, and any of Sophocles’ tragedies, as comedies. Apparently I have a very bad sense of humour. But there is nothing more hilarious in literature than poetic justice. It is not as funny as Oedipus Rex, but it is quite funny still, since Antigone sticks it up to Creon. Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, and she has also now [...]

    18. This was of course some of the most fluid and beautiful writing I have come across in a long time. I have wanted to read this play for years and finally ran across a copy of it. The words were an absolute song and the bits by the choir thrown in were terribly fun to act out in your mind. I would love to see this on stage. I am not sure if the plot was exactly my favorite but the words alone were enough to rock me into a happy lull of entertainment and contentment.

    19. آنتیگونه: تو تا حالا عاشق شدی؟تیرسیاس: عشق خطرناکه خانوم!آنتیگونه: چرا؟تیرسیاس: چون نمی ذاره از چیزای خطرناک بترسی!

    20. I read this in preparation for reading Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie from this year's Man Booker longlist.And I read in a different translation to the edition shown here, one sticking more literally to the original Greek, including not translating terms where it felt there was no satisfactory equivalent. This was important in clarifying some of the key themes, but rather puts the onus of interpretation back on the reader (and this reader is no expert in ancient Greek philosophy).A number of things [...]

    21. “Así reposaré junto a él […]; / rebelde y santa por cumplir con todos mis deberes piadosos; que/ más cuenta me tiene dar gusto a los que están abajo, que a los que/ están aquí arriba, pues para siempre tengo que descansar bajo tierra.”Qué carácter. Antígona es otra protagonista que me sorprende por su construcción en esta clase de tragedias. Me llama la atención que, aunque haya muy pocos personajes femeninos, los que están tienen peso y son muy distintos entre sí. Y Antígon [...]

    22. Δραματικός λόγος από τον τραγικό ποιητή Σοφοκλή! ΄Ενα δυνατό κείμενο σε όλα τα επίπεδα του λόγου, που εμπλέκει τον αναγνώστη στα δρώμενα κάνοντας τον να φιλοσοφήσει και να προβληματιστεί. Μεγάλες αλήθειες και διαχρονικές αξίες παρουσιάζονται στο κείμενο όπως " αναρχίας ου [...]

    23. What a work it was.!! The copy I have is by Penguin Little Black Classics series,and I was delaying reading it since the print was tiny and set in a style I didn't like. But now I realize what a stupid I was to have delayed reading such a piece of beauty Moralizing isn't everyone's forte. Too many have written such a lot of works on the topic that the moment one starts reading something on it,the natural reaction is 'not again.!' This book is a bit different in that genre. It moralizes,it talks [...]

    24. Ενα έργο για το δίκιο και το άδικο και τα ρευστά όρια τους. Ενα εργό για το νόμο και την παράδοση ,για την οικογένεια καιτο κράτος . Ενα έργο για την εξουσία και και το ποιος την διαχειρίζεται . Και ενα έργο για τον έρωτα και το θάνατο . Όλα αυτα είναι η αΑβτιγονη .

    25. "ANTÍGONA: Não nasci para odiar, mas para amar!"(Frederic Leighton - Antigone)Antígona é a última peça da trilogia que narra a tragédia da família dos Labdácias, reis de Tebas*.Depois da morte de Édipo, Policines - com o auxílio do sogro, rei de Argos - ataca Tebas para recuperar o trono usurpado pelo irmão mais novo, Etéocles. Durante a batalha, os dois irmãos matam-se um ao outro. O governo da cidade passa para Creonte, irmão de Jocasta, que manda sepultar Etéocles e deixar Pol [...]

    26. أنتيجونـــــة : يا أيها القبر أنت مضجع عرسي و حفرة منامي و سجني إلى الأبد . إني ألقي فيك أهلي الذين أخذ الموت منهم كل عددهم و أنا آخرهم وأشقاهم أنزل إلى قبري قبل أن يحضرني أجل حياتي وأنا ساعية إلى قبري يغشى قلبي أمل كبير أن ألقى أبي كما يلقى الحبيب حبيبته - سألقاكِ يا أمي كما ألف [...]

    27. My review in English first then in Arabic-ريفيو بالانجليزي في البداية يليها ريفيو بالعربي Antigone, Oedipus's girl of his mother! Thebes's girl legend's girl complexities's girl who inherited the legacy of all those, cumbersome legacy make she reject make she impetus to die, in order to complete the legend, and for the rift in Thebes extends and expands and grows Antigone Oedipus's girl, who inherited his pride and stubbornness and as, his walked to [...]

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