Antigone - Sophocles


By Sophocles

  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Theater
Score: 3
From 29 Ratings


The second story in the Oedipus Trilogy, "Antigone", examines the conflict between public duty and personal loyalty. Following the banishment of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices kill each other over a dispute of succession to the thrown of Thebes. Creon, Antigone's uncle, succeeds to the thrown and declares that no one may bury Polyneices under penalty of death. Antigone, disregards this order and buries Polyneices and is willing to face the consequence for doing so. As a result, Creon must choose between what he believes to be his civic duty and his personal loyalty to his family.


  • Uhhh

    By Crossfire42
    In the description it says this is the second story/play, but actually Oedipus Rex is the second. Antigone is the third.. Oedipus Rex is after oed. Has been banished and he finds Athens and learns that wherever his body is buried, that land will be blessed