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Sophocles’ Antigone and the complexities of suicide

Grant Gillett Robin Hankey Otago, New Zealand Antigone leads Oedipus out of Thebes Charles François Jalabert Musée des Beaux Arts, Marseilles, France Suicide has been a recurring human tragedy for as long as human affairs have been recorded. The principal suicide in Antigone does not at first pass seem relevant to the twentieth century, as […]