Antigone

Antigone

eBook - 2013
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Sophocles’ Antigone ranks with his Oedipus Rex as one of world literature’s most compelling dramas. The action is taut, and the characters embody universal tensions: the conflict of youth with age, male with female, the state with the family. Plot and character come wrapped in exquisite language. Antagonists trade polished speeches, sardonic jibes and epigrammatic truisms and break into song at the height of passion.
David Mulroy’s translation of Antigone faithfully reproduces the literal meaning of Sophocles’ words while also reflecting his verbal pyrotechnics. Using fluid iambic pentameters for the spoken passages and rhyming stanzas for the songs, it is true to the letter and the spirit of the great Greek original.


Publisher: Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9780299290832
0299290832
9781283976152
1283976153
Characteristics: 1 online resource (liii, 96 pages)
Additional Contributors: Mulroy, David D. 1943-

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kwsmith
Feb 25, 2018

The third of the famously poetic Theban plays, *Antigone,* was written by Sophocles around 441 BC. This profound classic remains astonishingly relevant today, over 2000 years after it was written. Sophocles masterfully covers gender stereotypes, tyrannical rulers, and the laws of man versus the divine laws. How much of today's fiction will be read and enjoyed 2000 years from now?

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Nymeria23
Mar 13, 2016

The story of Oedipus' rebellious child Antigone, who decides to risk death from the law and give her brother a proper burial, and a prideful King who has begun to let his power affect his judgment. Good and tragic ending to the Oedipus cycle.

Kdmullerspy Jun 04, 2013

I loved how brave Antigone was. A very interesting story.

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Elbereth
Aug 22, 2012

This classic tragedy brings up many themes still prevalent today including the balance of state and religion, the power of a ruler, and the duty of family.

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