• Antigone and Ismene commiserate about the brothers they lost in the war.
• Antigone learns her brother will not get a proper burial.
• There is a decree that anyone who disobeys the burial law will be stoned to death.
• Antigone decides to bury her brother anyway.
• Antigone goes against the wishes of her sister.
• The Chorus tells the audience about the battle.
• Polyneices led the attack on his own home.
• Polyneices and Eteocles slew each other.
Scene 1 (First Episode)
• Creon addresses the people, represented in the Chorus.
• Creon notes that loyalty must be earned.
• Since Eteocles fought for Thebes, he will get a proper burial.
• A sentry tells Creon someone tried to bury the body with loose dirt.
Ode 1 (First Stasimon)
• The Chorus praises the greatness of man.
• The Chorus does not condone anarchy or entertainment of such thoughts.
Scene 2 (Second Episode)
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