Examples from the Web for antigone
It is quickly challenged by the entry of Antigone with the Watchman, whose story Creon hastens out to hear.
His two sisters, Antigone and Ismene, discuss the edict which forbids his burial.
The children have been told nothing; but Antigone, who is far too precocious, alluded to Jocasta as grand-mamma.Lost Diaries|Maurice Baring
The brother of Antigone has brought against his native city an army of foreigners bent on destroying it.Oxford Lectures on Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley
The success of that performance of Antigone on the amateur stage in the Spanish palace was very great.The Countess of Albany|Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
British Dictionary definitions for antigone
Word Origin and History for antigone
daughter of Oedipus, her name may mean "in place of a mother" in Greek, from anti- "opposite, in place of" (see anti-) + gone "womb, childbirth, generation," from root of gignesthai "to be born" related to genos "race, birth, descent" (see genus).
Culture definitions for antigone (1 of 2)
In classical mythology, a daughter of King Oedipus. Her two brothers killed each other in single combat over the kingship of their city. Although burial or cremation of the dead was a religious obligation among the Greeks, the king forbade the burial of one of the brothers, for he was considered a traitor. Antigone, torn between her religious and legal obligations, disobeyed the king's order and buried her brother. She was then condemned to death for her crime.
Culture definitions for antigone (2 of 2)
A tragedy by Sophocles. It concerns the punishment of Antigone for burying her brother, an act that was forbidden because he had rebelled against his own city. Antigone argues that the burial is required by divine law as opposed to human law.