Antigone

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Sophocles addresses themes of civil disobedience, fidelity, and love for family; and questions which law is greater: the gods' or man's—in this play that challenged many established mores of Ancient Greece.
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About the author

Sophocles was born around 496 B.C. in Colonus (near Athens), Greece. In 480, he was selected to lead the paean (choral chant to a god) celebrating the decisive Greek sea victory over the Persians at the Battle of Salamis. He served as a treasurer and general for Athens when it was expanding its empire and influence. He wrote approximately 123 plays including Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Trachiniae, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. His last recorded act was to lead a chorus in public mourning for Euripides. He died in 406 B. C.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Aug 24, 2015
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Pages
43
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ISBN
9781681464022
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Language
English
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Genres
Drama / Ancient & Classical
Fiction / Christian / General
Fiction / Historical / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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