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Antigone

(ăntĭg`ənē), in Greek mythology, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. In Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, she and her sister Ismene follow their father into exile at Colonus. When her brothers Eteocles and Polynices killed each other in the war of the Seven against ThebesSeven against Thebes,
in Greek legend, seven heroes—Polynices, Adrastus, Amphiaraüs, Hippomedon, Capaneus, Tydeus, and Parthenopaeus—who made war on Eteocles, king of Thebes.
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, Creon, King of Thebes, forbade the burial of the rebel Polynices. Antigone defied him and performed the funeral service. She hanged herself in the cave where Creon ordered her buried alive. In addition to Sophocles' Antigone, plays and operas that rework her legend have been written by Anouilh, Brecht, Cocteau, Honegger, and Orff.

Antigone

condemned to be buried alive, she thwarts Creon’s order by killing herself. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]

Antigone

despite Creon’s order, she buries Polynices. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]

Antigone

imprisoned, kills herself in despair. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
See: Suicide
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