The Resource Antigone ; : Oedipus the King ; Electra, (electronic resourceSophocles.)

Antigone ; : Oedipus the King ; Electra, (electronic resourceSophocles.)

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Antigone ; : Oedipus the King ; Electra
Title
Antigone ;
Title remainder
Oedipus the King ; Electra
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"Antigone," the first Theban play written by Sophocles yet chronologically last in the cycle, is a masterpiece of classical antiquity which examines the conflict between public duty and personal loyalty. Following the banishment of Oedipus, his two sons Eteocles and Polyneices have died leading opposite sides in Thebes's civil war, fighting each other for the throne. Queen Jocasta's brother Creon, now the ruler of Thebes, declares that Eteocles will be honored but Polyneices is to be publically shamed by refusing him burial rites. Creon declares that anyone attempting to do so will be put to death. In ancient Greece the refusal of burial rites was one of the most disrespectful acts that could have been shown to a person and their family. Antigone finds herself compelled by familial duty and disregards Creon's edict by scattering dirt across Polyneices's corpse. Creon, whose son Haemon is engaged to Antigone, finds himself torn between a personal loyalty to his family and a civic duty to punish Antigone for this crime. One of the greatest dramas from classical antiquity, "Antigone," along with its Theban counterparts, "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus," established Sophocles as one of the most renowned dramatists of his era. This edition follows the translation of E. H. Plumptre and includes an introduction by J. Churton Collins
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Midwest
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Sophocles
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1959-
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  • Kitto, H. D. F.
  • Hall, Edith
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Sophocles
  • Antigone
  • Oedipus
  • Electra
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Antigone ; : Oedipus the King ; Electra, (electronic resourceSophocles.)
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907657
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420953459
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11907657
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907657
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Antigone ; : Oedipus the King ; Electra, (electronic resourceSophocles.)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907657
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420953459
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11907657
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907657
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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