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Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, February 19 and 26

“One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for nobility and greatness lead paradoxically to their own tragic downfalls. Portraying humankind at its worst and most fallible even while exploring the heights of virtue and honor, the plays shine a searing light upon questions of fate and free will, destiny and responsibility, hubris and humility, honor and obligation, and more.”—HarperCollins Publishers

Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were more than two thousand years ago. Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.”—Prestwick House Publishing

Register online or call 919.962.1544

Please note that the image may not reflect the edition being used for the reading group.


February 19, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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