The Choral Songs of Antigone


above image of a sculpture of Sophocles, author of "Antigone" and other works, was taken from

The Choral Songs of Antigone provide insight into the culture in which the story takes place. From them, the reader can better understand how those who lived in the days of Antigone and Creon would react to occurances like those in the play. The dynamic that the songs lend to this Sophoclean tragedy can be appreciated in different ways and understood from a variety of perspectives. Via this webpage, our group hopes to offer analyses of evident themes and ideas within the choruses themselves.

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UPDATE 12/12/02...

Phase II of our Web Project is now complete. Note the updated links page below, which now features links to other pages from our C101 Greek History Class. These pages were selected with respect to their particular relevance to our subject.

note: all citations within this web page are taken from the Robert Fagles translation of Sophocles' Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus. (Published by Penguin Books, 1982).

Fate and Destiny in Antigone

Then and Now: Themes and Functions of the Choral Songs

The Urgency of Antigone: A Choral Analysis

Relationships in Antigone: A Choral Review

"The Dance of Dionysus"

Useful Links (Updated 12/12!)

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