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The Opening Speech Of Sophocles’ Antigone

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This chapter discusses the opening speech of Antigone. It describes the 10 lines of the Greek speech in English. No play has a more textually challenging opening than Antigone. The first sentence is a notorious passage (Dawe), containing what has been called the most famous crux in the text of Sophocles.

Keywords: Sophocles Antigone; Speech



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