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Antigone Explained

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Antigone at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

in ancient Greek stories, a daughter of Oedipus who is told by King Creon that she cannot bury her dead brother. She cannot decide whether she should obey the king or do what she believes to be right. She finally decides to disobey the king, and kills herself before he can punish her. Her story is the subject of the play Antigone by Sophocles.//

Antigone at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In Greek legend, the daughter born of the incestuous relationship between Oedipus and his mother, Jocasta. After Oedipus had blinded himself in self-punishment, Antigone and her sister Ismene served as his guides, following him into exile. When he died, Antigone returned to Thebes, where her brothers Eteocles and Polyneices were at war. Both were killed, and Creon, the new king, declared that because Polyneices was a traitor, his corpse should remain unburied. Unwilling to let the body be defiled, Antigone buried him; when Creon condemned her to death, she hanged herself. Her story was dramatized by Sophocles and Euripides (in Euripides' version she escapes and joins her beloved, Haemon).

Antigone at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : (Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed
her father and was condemned to death