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Antigone, by Sohpocles, traces the fates of King Oedipus's children. His sons die at each other's hands in a struggle for Thebes, after their father's death. The new king, Creon, forbids the burial of one of the contestants, Polyneices. Antigone, his sister, performs the funerary ritual in defiance of the decree and is condemned to die, sealed alive in a cave. Creon's inability to soften his judgment leads to grievous losses.
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