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Antigone: Greek King (03:22)


Oedipus was banished and doomed to wander. He unintentionally fulfilled the high priestess of Delphi's prophecy by killing his father and marrying his mother. Jocasta hung herself after learning Oedipus was her son and Oedipus gouged out his eyes.

Antigone: Throne of Thebes (01:29)

Creon serves as regent and decides not to punish Oedipus. Eteocles and Polynices imprison their father and claim the throne; Oedipus warns they will divide their kingdom by sword.

Antigone: Wanderers and Shared Rule (04:06)

Eteocles and Polynices expel Oedipus from Thebes; Antigone accompanies her father. Antigone and Oedipus find shelter in Colonus. A year later, Ismene arrives and describes the condition of the kingdom.

Antigone: Feuding Brothers (02:30)

Ismene describes the conflict over the throne of Thebes and suggests Oedipus return and support one of the brothers; Polynices vows to kill Eteocles. Oedipus refuses to intervene. A chasm opens and Oedipus falls to the land of the dead.

Antigone: Warring Brothers (04:21)

Antigone and Ismene return to Thebes to find Polynices and his army outside the city. The armies engage in battle throughout the day until Polynices offers to face Eteocles in single combat; the brothers kill each other.

Antigone: Creon's Law (03:36)

Creon returns to the throne and vows to found a new world. He buries Eteocles with honor and orders Polynices' body left on the battlefield. Antigone begs him to reconsider but he refuses.

Antigone: Violating the Law (01:51)

Antigone refuses to accept Creon's law and asks Ismene to help her properly bury Polynices; Ismene is terrified and refuses.

Antigone: Standing Against Absolute Power (03:39)

Antigone performs burial rights for Polynices before guards arrive and take her to Creon; Antigone must die. Antigone enters her family tomb and awaits death. Antigone's actions are the birth of individual freedom.

Credits: Antigone, The Woman Who Said "No"—The Great Greek Myths (00:29)

Credits: Antigone, The Woman Who Said "No"—The Great Greek Myths

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Antigone was one of Oedipus’ four children. She had two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, as well as a sister, Ismene. One day, her sister informed her that her two brothers, who were heirs to the throne of Thebes, were fighting each other for power. They had agreed to take power alternately, but when the time came for Eteocles to hand his crown over to Polynices, he refused. An inevitable war ensued. Antigone rushed to try to reason with them, but to no avail, and the combat ended with the death of both men. But Creon, Oedipus’ brother, and regent of power, decided to impose the law. He refused Polynices a ritual burial, ordering his body to be abandoned on the battlefield. Antigone, who found Creon’s decision unbearable, defied the ban: she said “No”.

Length: 26 minutes

Item#: BVL120475

ISBN: 978-1-63521-564-9

Copyright date: ©2015

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