The ancient Greek story, the modern French play,
An Illustrated Presentation by Dr. Lena Hatzichronoglou
Antigone, the daughter of the Theban king Oedipus, is one of the most prominent and memorable heroines of Greek Myth. The fateful story of her family is mostly known by the tragedies of Aeschylus, Euripides and above all Sophocles, whose play Antigone immortalized her character. For ever since the fifth century BC, Antigone has been the inspiration behind countless pieces of art, which include: music by Mendelssohn, some thirty operas, movies, poetry, painting and drama.