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Antigone - Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta - Creon, King of Thebes - Tragedy by Sophocles - 440 BC - Wall Decoration - Bronze Colour Effect

Antigone - Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta - Creon, King of Thebes - Tragedy by Sophocles - 440 BC - Wall Decoration - Bronze Colour Effect

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Item Specifics

Condition: New, Made in Greece.
Material: Casting Stone with Bronze color effect
Height: 25 cm - 9,8 inches
Width: 19 cm - 7,5 inches
Length: 8 cm - 3,1 inches
Weight: 1750 g

In Greek mythology, Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and either his mother Jocasta or Euryganeia. She is a sister of Polynices, Eteocles, and Ismene. The meaning of the name is, as in the case of the masculine equivalent Antigonus, "worthy of one's parents" or "in place of one's parents". She is the protagonist of the eponymous play by Sophocles.
Antigone is the subject of a story in which she attempts to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices. Oedipus's sons, Eteocles and Polynices, had shared rule jointly until they quarreled, and Eteocles expelled his brother. In Sophocles' account, the two brothers agreed to alternate rule each year, but Eteocles decided not to share power with his brother after his tenure expired. Polynices left the kingdom, gathered an army and attacked the city of Thebes in the war of the Seven against Thebes. Both brothers were killed in the battle.
King Creon, who has ascended to the throne of Thebes after the death of the brothers, decrees that Polynices is not to be buried or even mourned, on pain of death by stoning. Antigone, Polynices' sister, defies the king's order and is caught.
Antigone is brought before Creon, and admits that she knew of Creon's law forbidding mourning for Polynices but chose to break it, claiming the superiority of divine over human law, and she defies Creon's cruelty with courage, passion and determination. Creon orders Antigone buried alive in a tomb. Although Creon has a change of heart and tries to release Antigone, he finds she has hanged herself. Creon's son Haemon, who was in love with Antigone commits suicide with a knife, and his mother Queen Eurydice, also kills herself in despair over her son's death. She has been forced to weave throughout the entire story, and her death alludes to The Fates. By her death Antigone ends up destroying the household of her adversary, Creon.
“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”
“Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.”
“A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.”
“There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.”
“I was born to join in love, not hate - that is my nature.”
“Tomorrow is tomorrow.
Future cares have future cures,
And we must mind today.”
“Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.”
“We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead.”
“When I have tried and failed, I shall have failed.”
“Leave me to my own absurdity.”
“No one loves the messenger who brings bad news.”
“I have been a stranger here in my own land: All my life”

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