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The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone

The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone

by Seamus Heaney, Sophocles

Editeur : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374530075
Broché: 88
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Date d'affichage: 2020-08-08
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"Sophocles' Antigone, first staged in the fifth century B.C., stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. After the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial to one but forbids it to the "treacherous" other, Antigone defies his order, believing it her duty to bury all of her close kin. Enraged, Creon condemns her to death, and his soldiers wall her up in a tomb. While Creon eventually agrees to Antigone's release, it is too late: in a tragic