The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney, Sophocles

The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone

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The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone Seamus Heaney, Sophocles ebook
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374530075
Page: 88

Aug 22, 2005 - 822.914 HEANEY The burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' Antigone / Seamus Heaney. Here's his problem: both Antigone, sister of both dead hotheads, openly defies Kreon and the state, burying Polyneikes and accepting a death sentence, because she insists that the natural law- the will of God- is higher than the needs of the state or society. Dec 1, 2011 - Antigone is buried alive on orders from her uncle Creon—who is also the father of her betrothed—and who belatedly discovers only too clearly the cost of power. Oedipus has been exiled by his sons Creon, newly crowned king of Thebes decrees that Eteocles who died fighting for Thebes will be buried with a hero's honors. Oct 15, 2012 - The book, ostensibly a translation of Sophocles' Antigone, is illustrated with ink and watercolor drawings and hand-lettered (apparently in Carson's own hand). Credits: The quotations from Antigonick can be found here, from Robert Fagles' translation of Antigone here, and from Seamus Heaney's translation (The Burial at Thebes) here. Introduction In Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus, accompanied by his daughter Antigone, goes to Colonus, a town near Athen (Colonus is believed to be Sophocles' birthplace). Jan 26, 2012 - Publisher: Penguin Books (1984 Penguin Classics Edition) Bought from: Book Depository. Nov 5, 2010 - This is an important detail because both brothers died in the fighting, and into the power vacuum stepped Kreon (literally “ruler”), who is now trying to right the ship of state in Thebes. Sep 25, 2012 - This play by Sophocles contains 2 strong characters: Antigone and her uncle Creon, former regent and now ruler of Thebes. Just prior Creon decrees that Eteocles will have a hero's burial with all honours. The quotations I wish there was a 'plain text' version of these books for people like me). You can feel virtuous without much effort. 79 pages with vast amounts of white space.

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