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Antigone

Summary: Sophocles is well known for his tragedy "Antigone." It takes place in Thebes and contains many fundamental allusions. Thebes, Teiresias, Zeus, Aphrodite, and Danae are five specific Greek references made in "Antigone." Greek mythology is a significant part of Sophocles' writing.
Sophocles is well known for his tragedy "Antigone." It takes place in Thebes and contains many fundamental allusions. Thebes, Teiresias, Zeus, Aphrodite, and Danae are five specific Greek references made in "Antigone." These allusions help piece together the play and unifies the drama.

"Antigone" takes place in the kingdom of Thebes. Oedipus once ruled Thebes--Polyneices and Eteocles brood a bloody battle for the right to the throne only resulting in two deaths and Creon for king. Polyneices, Eteocles, Antigone, and Ismene are all children of Oedipus. Eteocles is on Creon's side and is given a proper burial while Polyneices' burial is forbidden. Later in "Antigone", Teiresias, a blind prophet, declares other cities of Greece will attack Thebes under Creon because he denies men in those cities proper burials as well.

Teiresias had prophesized many years ago that Oedipus would murder his father and commit incest with his mother. Oedipus...

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