Antigone is considered one of the Theban plays written by Sophocles, composed around 441 BCE. Originally, Antigone was part of a trilogy of plays, although the other two plays have been lost.
The story of Antigone and her familial background would have been well-known to the ancient Greek audience. She is one of four children of Oedipus and Jocasta; her brothers Eteocles and Polyneices engaged in a civil war over who would rule Thebes following Oedipus' blinding, exile, and death. The brothers killed each other in battle. While Eteocles is given a proper burial, Jocasta's brother (and the
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