Reblog from One of My Favorite Sites La Audacia de Aquiles by Aquileana on 6/15/2016. It is a fascinating analysis of the tragedy and the lessons it can teach us. “Antigone” is the third of the three Sophocles´ Theban plays but was the first written, chronologically.
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“Antigone” by Frederic Lord Leighton (1882)
Sophocles (497/6 – 406/5 BCE).
“Antigone” is the third of the three Sophocles´ Theban plays but was the first written, chronologically.
Oedipus has just passed away in Colonus, and, after Oedipus´ death Antigone and her sister Ismene decide to return to Thebes.
After her father went into exile, Antigone and her sister were raised in the house of Creon.
Antigone´s brothers Polyneices and Eteocles were casualties in a brutal war for power, each brother dying by the other’s hand.
During Oedipus´s exile, the Teban throne…
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