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Sophocles

Playwrite of Antigone who was considered to be extreme good looking and lived to be 90 years old

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Time period

Sophocles lived during the golden age
Cultural peek where arts were encouraged
496-406 BC

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Sophocles accomplishments

Wrote tragedies
Wealthy, educated, good looking
Athlete& musician- lead in a play

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Defenition of the Attic Bee

Could extract pure honey from words

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Sophocles play history

Wrote 120 plays
Only 7 remain
Greatest writer w/ oedipus the king

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Sophocles invation

Chorus 12>> 15 members
Painted scenery
3rd actor

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Greek Chorus

Sang, dance & commentary of scenes
Share in the action

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Chorus history

Originally 50 men to praiseDionysus
6th century BCE - Thespius was 1st actor
(Why actors are called thespians)
12 century BCE Aeschylus- 2 actors 12 chorus

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Who did Sophocles influence?

Aeschylus & Euripides

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Characteristics of a Tragic hero

Position- royal w great power (much to lose)

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How many plays remain?

7/120

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Why did Antigone have 2nd thoughts about wanting to die?

She has yet to live
Unmarried, not a mother

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What is the augur's name

Thyrecius

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What happens when Antigone asks Ismene to help her?

She refuses and says it's not a lady job
Shes afraid of Creon

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List of Characters

Ismene
Haemon
Thyrecius
Polyneices
Eutiocles
Creon
Antigone
Chorus

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Who is Antigone?

Main character
Teenage who goes from princess to prisoner

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Why did Creon not want to bury Polynices?

Because he attacked the city

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Who was Antigone engaged to?
Who is he related to?

Haemon, Creon's son

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Who is Eurideces?

Creon's wife

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Theater god

Dionysis

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Characteristics of a Tragic Hero

Position: royal or noble with power (something to lose)
Tragic Flaw: Irreversible error
Reversal: downfall from tragic flaw
Recgonition: Realization of flaw

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Skene

Building behind the stage

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First of many episode

Episode

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Theatron

Where spectators sat

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Chorus

Set the atmosphere of the play

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Parados

Song sung by the chorus upon entering

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Greek word for the god within us

Enthusiasm

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Reflects on episodes

Ode

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Choral Ode

Stasimon

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Prologue

Gives play mythological background