Antigone
(eAudiobook)

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Independently Published, 2024.
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9781998328536
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1h 26m 57s
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English
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UG
Level 5.2, 2 Points
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940

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sophocles., Sophocles|AUTHOR., Geoffrey Giuliano|READER., & The Bell|READER. (2024). Antigone . Independently Published.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sophocles et al.. 2024. Antigone. Independently Published.

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Sophocles et al.. Antigone Independently Published, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sophocles, Sophocles|AUTHOR, Geoffrey Giuliano|READER, and The Bell|READER. Antigone Independently Published, 2024.

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Full titleantigone
Authorsophocles
Grouping Categorybook
Last Update2024-07-11 21:01:17PM
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Antigone's act of burial is not only an expression of familial loyalty but also an assertion of divine laws over human laws. She believes in the moral duty to honor her brother, even in death and is willing to face the consequences. Creon, however, sees her actions as an affront to his authority and issues a decree that anyone attempting to bury Polynices will be put to death.

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