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Antigone is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles.The tragedy relates the story of the daughter of Oedipus who defies the orders of Creon, the king of Thebes, by burying her brother, Polynices.  She is sentenced to death, which leads to the suicide of Creon’s wife and daughter.

 LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Sophocles
  • Sophocles Criticism and Interpretation
  • Antigone

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PA3626
  • PA4413 – PA4417

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  Sophocles. 1990.  Call Number:  PA4417 .S69
  • Nardo, Don (ed.). Readings on Antigone. 1999.  Call Number:  PA4413 .A7 R44 1999
  • Nardo, Don (ed.). Readings on Sophocles. 1997.  Call Number:  PA4417 .R38 1997
  • Segal, Charles. Sophocles' Tragic World : Divinity, Nature, Society. 1995.  Call Number:  PA4417 .S46 1995
  • Sophocles. Sophokles: The Complete Plays. 2000.  Call Number:  PA4414 .A1 M84 2000

 Reference Materials

  • Classical and Medieval Literature CriticismCall Number:  REF PA3003 .C56

                  o        Vol. 2, pg. 289, 296, 299-301, 303-27, 331, 334-35, 338-40, 342-43, 345, 349-55, 360, 366, 368, 377-78, 380-83, 393-97, 417-19,

                             423,  426-28

                  o        Vol. 47, pg. 272-73, 275-78, 286-87, 337, 341, 346-52, 356

                  o        Vol. 51, Pg. 287-304, 313

  • Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition.Call Number:  PN1625 .C68 2003 

                  o        Vol. 6, pg. 3164-65    

  • Drama for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN1601 .D595 1998

                  o        Vol. 1, Pg. 1-19

  • Drama CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1625 .D72

                  o        Vol. 1, pg. 414-15, 417, 422-26, 431, 433, 435-42, 460

  • Literature and Its Times - Call Number: PN50 .L574 1997

                  o        Vol. 1, pg. 14-21

  • Masterplots, 2nd Revised Ed. – Call Number:  REF PN44 .M33 1996

                  o         Vol. 1, Pg. 295-297                                              

 Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale   
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega



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