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Antigone

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

In Greek mythology, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, the subject of a tragedy by Sophocles. She was sentenced to death for defying her uncle Creon, king of Thebes, by burying the ritually...

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Antigonē

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 283 words.

daughter of Oedipus and Iocasta, sister of Eteocles, Polynīcēs, and Ismēnē.

Sophocles' (1) Antigone deals with events after the

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Antigone

Ruby Blondell.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 688 words.

In ancient Greek mythology, Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. The Athenian tragic playwright Sophocles (c.

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Antigone

James Morwood.

in The Tragedies of Sophocles

January 2008; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 3485 words.

This chapter explores the character developments of Antigone and Creon in Sophocles' Greek tragedy Antigone. It explains that Antigone's defiance over Creon's decree shows her devotion to...

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Antigone

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 201 words.

Antigone was the daughter of King Oedipus of Thebes and his mother-wife Jocasta. When her father had blinded himself

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Antigones

George Steiner.

January 1986; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Literature. 328 pages.

This book examines the far-reaching legacy of one of the great myths of classical antiquity. According to Greek legend, Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in...

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Antigone

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

The niece of Criseyde. (Chaucer seems to have invented her, perhaps taking the name from one of the heroines of antiquity, either the Antigone of the story of Thebes (1) ...

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Antigone

Marita P. McClymonds.

in Grove Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 532 words.

Libretto subject used chiefly in the 18th century, derived from plays by Sophocles and Euripides. Italian librettos on the subject were entitled Antigona or occasionally Creonte.

T...

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Antigone

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

A: Sophocles Pf: c.441 bc, Athens Tr: 1729 G: Gr...

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Antigone

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

Ballet in one act with choreography by Cranko, music by Theodorakis, and design by Rufino Tamayo. Premiered 19 Oct. 1959 by the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, London, with Beriosova, Burne,...

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Antigone

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

A: Jean Anouilh Pf: 1944, Paris Pb: 1946 Tr: 1946 null...

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