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Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

33 Ratings: 2.9
A book by Sophocles

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Author: Sophocles
Genre: Management, Sophocles, Greek, Greek & Roman, Movements & Periods, Ancient Greek
2 reviews about Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
review by . June 30, 2010
I'm a huge fan of the classics and they don't come more classic than Greek tragedy. Antigone is the final of the three Theban plays by legendary Greek playwright Sophocles and tells the story of the end of Oedipus' life after he has been famously banished for killing his parents.      The story is notable for its depiction of the Greek concept of philoi - friendship - throughout as well as the importance of family loyalty. Oedipus, once a proud and mighty king, is …
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
The Antigone is the great tragedy according to Aristotle. According to Aristotle, tragedy is higher and more philosophical than history or poetry; it is one of the highest expressive forms because it dramatizes what may happen. History is a narrative that tells you what has happened tragedy shows what is possible. History deals with particulars, tragedy deals with the universal. Tragedy creates a cause and effect chain and shows how the world operates.
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