Written around 442 B.C.E., Antigone is one of Sophocles’ remaining seven plays. It deals with the questions of civil disobedience and duty.
A study guide is available here.
Within the play, there are references Greek history and geography as well as allusions to the Greek religion and literature. The following are terms students look up in the process of reading Antigone. (They are listed here in the approximate order they appear in the book.)
- Dirce (fount of Dirce)
- Sipylian heights
- Dryas (son of Dyras)
- Thracian Salmydessus
- Eleusinian Deo
- Nysa (Nysa’s hills)
- Parnassian (Parnassian height)