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Creon

(krē`ŏn), a name given to several minor legendary Greek kings. In the legend of Oedipus, Creon is the brother of Jocasta and after the death of Oedipus' sons becomes king of Thebes. In Euripides' Medea, Creon is the king of Corinth and is murdered by the vengeful Medea. Apollodorus portrays him as an early king of Thebes who purifies Amphitryon after the murder of his uncle.

Creon

victim of his own harsh tyranny. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
See: Irony

Creon

rules Thebes with cruel decrees. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
See: Tyranny
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In many respects, the most powerful echo of Sophocles' play is that of Antigone's incarceration in a cave walled up by Creon and left to die of starvation.
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His position was deemed by Tom Paulin to be an apologia for Creon and the oppression of the Unionist state and, as we will see, earns a rebuttal in his 1984 play, The Riot Act: A Version of Antigone.
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The runners have started to flow in the last fortnight and Creon went close to opening his account for the season earlier this month.
A noble and wise Antigone fights for the justice of traditional belief, while a tyrannical Creon fights for a right based on might.
Not wanting this for her brother, Antigone defies Creon and buries her brother.
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Drawing on the not always reliable biographical tradition (most of it from Plutarch's Lives, dating some five hundred years after the plays in question), Vickers argues that Alcibiades--along with other fifth-century politicians, including Critias, Pericles, Themistocles, Lycurgus, and Lysander--"comes forward" (Vicker's oft-repeated phrase) through diverse dramatic characters, including Ajax, Teucer, Odysseus, Oedipus, Antigone, Creon, Philoctetes, Heracles, and others.
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