Discussing Sophocles’s “Antigone” (Part One)

Jun 15, 2015, 01:00 PM

About that ancient Greek tragedy (441 BCE)... What can we learn from it? Are its literary tropes and ethical conflicts so far removed from us that the best we can do is marvel at it? Heck, no! Classic literature is great fodder for philosophical discussion, and the doings of the play can be fruitfully related to our modern troubles with ethics and the state. Mark, Wes, and Dylan are joined by drama guy John Castro, who played Haimon in our performance. Read more about the topic, and get the text.

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End song: ""Woe Is Me,"" performed live by Madison Lint on Madison's WORT, 6/28/02.

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