Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Myths and Legends: Antigone

Antigone. To find out more about Antigone, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This modern depiction of Antigone is by the British painter Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896). Antigone is one of the most famous heroines of Greek tragedy; you can read her story here at Wikipedia and there is also an article about the play Antigone by Sophocles. You can read Sophocles' play in English online at the Internet Classics Archive. The story of Antigone lives on; for example, it provides a crucial subtext in Andrzej Wajda's recent film KatyƄ.

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