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Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
February 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$35
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
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