Antigone


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An·tig·o·ne

 (ăn-tĭg′ə-nē)
n. Greek Mythology
The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. She performed funeral rites over her brother's body in defiance of her uncle Creon.

Antigone

(ænˈtɪɡənɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, who was condemned to death for cremating the body of her brother Polynices in defiance of an edict of her uncle, King Creon of Thebes

An•tig•o•ne

(ænˈtɪg əˌni)

n.
(in Greek myth) a daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta who defied her uncle Creon by performing funeral rites over her brother Polynices.
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Noun1.Antigone - (Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to deathAntigone - (Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death
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Translations

Antigone

[ænˈtɪgənɪ] NAntígona

Antigone

[ænˈtɪgənɪ] nAntigone f
References in classic literature ?
One instance, however, is in the Antigone, where Haemon threatens to kill Creon.
We have Laura and Beatrice, Antigone and Cordelia, but we have no heroic man.
Some editions of the work contain a brief passage from Antigone, in Greek, at this spot.
Outsiders is told from the perspective of a peripheral character from the book and is a production by Pilot Theatre, which brought the re-imagined classic Antigone to the LBT last year.
The tragic tale of a sister and her fight to give her dead brother a proper burial has been told over and over again since ancient times, but now it will be put in dance form to give the story of Antigone by Sophocles a different kind of emotional turn.
They spend their days doing futile physical labor and their nights rehearsing in their cell for a performance of Sophocles' Antigone in front of the other prisoners.
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This spring, she sings Antigone in Thebans, a new opera by composer Julian Anderson and librettist Frank McGuinness mounted as a co-production between English National Opera and Theater Bonn.
00 Wolverhampton Antigone (born before 317BC-295BC) was a Greek Macedonian noblewoman.
The production, which also runs Thursday and Friday, is a show of defiance as the women act out their painful experiences through the rebellious character of Antigone, whose two brothers lead opposite sides in a brutal civil war.
Antigone asks in a monologue that decries the injustice that has befallen her.