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Sophocles, Antigone, 40-49


nanprofit by loosening or tightening this knot?


nanConsider whether you will share the toil and the task.


nanWhat are you hazarding? What do you intend?


nanWill you join your hand to mine in order to lift his corpse?


nanYou plan to bury him—when it is forbidden to the city?


nanISMENE: Thou wouldst bury him,-when 'tis forbidden to Thebes? ANTIGONE: I will do my part,-and thine, if thou wilt not,-to a brother. False to him will I never be found. ISMENE: Ah, over-bold! when Creon hath forbidden? ANTIGONE: Nay, he hath no right to keep me from mine own. ISMENE: Ah me! think, sister, how our father perished, amid hate and scorn, when sins bared by his own search had moved him to strike both eyes with self-blinding hand; then the mother wife, two names in one, with twisted noose did despite unto her life; and last, our two brothers in one day,-each shedding, hapless one, a kinsman's blood,-wrought out with mutual hands their common doom. And now we in turn-we two left all alone think how we shall perish, more miserably than all the rest, if, in defiance of the law, we brave a king's decree or his powers. Nay, we must remember, first, that we were born women, as who should not strive with men; next, that we are ruled of the stronger, so that we must obey in these things, and in things yet sorer. I, therefore, asking the Spirits Infernal to pardon, seeing that force is put on me herein, will hearken to our rulers. for 'tis witless to be over busy. ANTIGONE: I will not urge thee,-no nor, if thou yet shouldst have the mind, wouldst thou be welcome as a worker with me. Nay, be what thou wilt; but I will bury him: well for me to die in doing that. I shall rest, a loved one with him whom I have loved, sinless in my crime; for I owe a longer allegiance to the dead than to the living: in that world I shall abide for ever. But if thou wilt, be guilty of dishonouring laws which the gods have stablished in honour. ISMENE: I do them no dishonour; but to defy the State,-I have no strength for that. ANTIGONE: Such be thy plea:-I, then, will go to heap the earth above the brother whom I love. ISMENE: Alas, unhappy one! How I fear for thee! ANTIGONE: Fear not for me: guide thine own fate aright.


nanYes, he is my brother, and yours too, even if you wish it otherwise. I will never be convicted of betraying him.


nanYes, he is my brother, and yours too, even if you wish it otherwise. I will never be convicted of betraying him.


nanHard girl! Even when Creon has forbidden it?


nanNo, he has no right to keep me from my own.


nanAh, no! Think, sister, how our father


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1. Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 1006-1078, 1005 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1005. ἰὼ ἰὼ δυστόνων κακῶν, ἄναξ. Ἀντιγόνη 1005. Ah I pity your grievous suffering, my king. Antigone
2. Sophocles, Antigone, 10, 100, 1000-1009, 101, 1010-1019, 102, 1020-1029, 103, 1030-1039, 104, 1040-1049, 105, 1050-1059, 106, 1060-1069, 107, 1070-1090, 11, 117-119, 1192-1199, 12, 120, 1200-1209, 121, 1210-1219, 122, 1220-1229, 123, 1230-1239, 124, 1240-1243, 125-126, 1260-1269, 127, 1270-1279, 128, 1280-1289, 129, 1290-1299, 13, 130, 1300-1309, 131, 1310-1319, 132, 1320-1329, 133, 1330-1339, 134, 1340-1349, 135, 1350-1353, 136-139, 14, 140-146, 148-149, 15, 150-155, 159, 16, 160, 162-169, 17, 170-179, 18, 180-189, 19, 190-199, 2, 20, 200-209, 21, 210, 22-24, 249, 25, 250-259, 26, 260-269, 27, 270-277, 28-29, 3, 30-39, 4, 407-409, 41, 410-419, 42, 420-429, 43, 430-439, 44, 440-443, 446-449, 45, 450-459, 46, 460-469, 47, 470-479, 48, 480-489, 49, 490-499, 5, 50, 500-509, 51, 510-519, 52, 520-525, 53, 531-539, 54, 540-549, 55, 550-559, 56, 560-569, 57, 570-579, 58, 580-581, 59, 6, 60-63, 631-639, 64, 640-649, 65, 650-659, 66, 660-669, 67, 670-679, 68, 680-689, 69, 690-699, 7, 70, 700-709, 71, 710-719, 72, 720-729, 73, 730-739, 74, 740-749, 75, 750-759, 76, 760-765, 77-79, 8, 80, 806-809, 81, 810-819, 82, 820-829, 83, 830-839, 84, 840-849, 85, 850-859, 86, 860-869, 87, 870-879, 88, 880-882, 89, 9, 90-94, 943, 95-99, 998-999, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Electra, 1027-1028, 1036, 1425, 341-344, 349-350, 361, 365-371, 378-382, 394-396, 417-423, 432-434, 439-463, 69-70, 881-882, 885-919, 939-941, 943-989, 1023 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



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actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
aegisthus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
antigone, and kreon, in sophocles, text Boeghold, When a Gesture Was Expected: A Selection of Examples from Archaic and Classical Greek Literature (2022) 60
antigone, heroism of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
antigone (euripides) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
aristophanes, and antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
characters, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
characters, tragic/mythical, antigone Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters, tragic/mythical, creon, king of thebes Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters, tragic/mythical, haemon Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters, tragic/mythical, ismene Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters, tragic/mythical, polyneices Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
chorus, the, and women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
chrysothemis, and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
clytemnestra (sophocles), and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
deception Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
electra, heroism of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
euripides, and antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
euripides, and political as opposed to rhetorical tragedy Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
general parodos, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
ground (antigone) Boeghold, When a Gesture Was Expected: A Selection of Examples from Archaic and Classical Greek Literature (2022) 60
heroism, of young women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
hierarchy, of social function, and women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
ismene, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
justice (dikè), in electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
kreon, and antigone Boeghold, When a Gesture Was Expected: A Selection of Examples from Archaic and Classical Greek Literature (2022) 60
love, of antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
love, of electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
loyalty, of young women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
nodding Boeghold, When a Gesture Was Expected: A Selection of Examples from Archaic and Classical Greek Literature (2022) 60
orestes, and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
piety, of antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 735
prologue, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
sequence, mythic, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
seven against thebes (aeschylus), and antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
sisters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
sophocles, and rhetoric/tragedy as a rhetorical form Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
structure, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
tutor, and orestes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 735
women, young Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 355
yes, gestures for' Boeghold, When a Gesture Was Expected: A Selection of Examples from Archaic and Classical Greek Literature (2022) 60