What is the paraphrase of this quote? __''Were reft of our two brethren in one day By double...


What is the paraphrase of this quote?

Were reft of our two brethren in one day

By double fratricide; and since i' the night

Our Argive leaguers fled, no later news

Has reached me, to inspirit or deject


Antigone is a tragedy written by Sophocles around 441 BC; it is one of few ancient Greek tragedies that have survived and thus serves as an important document of history. Furthermore, the play explores numerous moral/ethical and political dilemmas, such as the treatment of someone who kills others, whether a leader's actions are ethical if they are justified by the state, and the struggle between human law and divine law. Antigone has remained a widely studied and popularized work, and it has moreover been adapted, translated, and performed on stage since at least the 1800s.

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The provided quote originates from the prologue of Sophocles' tragedy, titled Antigone. In the prologue, Antigone and her sister, Ismene, recount the...

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Antigone Character Traits and Analysis


Chapter 3 / Lesson 2

Women were rarely talked about as a symbol of power in ancient Greece, but Antigone changes that paradigm by standing up for what she believes. In this lesson we'll analyze her personality traits as they connect to the play 'Antigone' and Greek culture.

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