Antigone and the Politics of Sisterhood

Simon Goldhill

in Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199796274
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932870 | DOI:

Series: Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture

Antigone and the Politics of Sisterhood

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This chapter explores the response of modern feminist critics to Hegel’s understanding of Antigone. It points out how Ismene is repeatedly written out of the debate. It discusses the language of sharing in the play and its political import.

Keywords: Sophocles; antigone; tragedy; feminism

Chapter.  9133 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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