Antigone Review Flashcards

vocabulary
Terms Definitions
arete
excellence
wrath
intense anger
benefactor
kindly helper
legends
something inscribed.
Deicide
killing a god
Vexation
(V)
Discomfort or distress
Valor
Courage and nobility
la coquette
the flirt
Auspicious
adj. promising success; favorable
taint
to sully or tarnish
untrammeled
not limited or restricted
toady
an obsequious flatterer; sycophant.
doddering
feeble minded from age; senile
rampant
violent in action or spirit
Edict
A decree,formal proclamation,esp one issued by government,ruler or other authority
Who is the queen's brother?
Creon
viper
a malignant or spiteful person.
purblind
nearly or partially blind; dim-sighted.
baseness
morally low; without estimable personal qualities; dishonorable; meanspirited; selfish; cowardly.
expiation
atonement, making amends for some mistake or sin
insufferable
not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable
Sophocles
496?-406 B.C. (5th cent)Athens
he was a tragic dramatist,priest, for the time he was one of 10 Athenian generals. One of 3 great ancient Greek writers of tragedy whose work has survived.
proscenium
in ancient theater, the stage itself
prate
to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble:
blasphemy
impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.
piety
reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations:
Allusion
a reference to history, literature, or mythology
skene
small hut like building behind the stage used as a dressing room and later as a backdrop for painted settings
Haimon
Antigone's young fiancé and son to Creon. Haemon appears twice in the play. In the first, he is rejected by Antigone; in the second, he begs his father for Antigone's life. Creon's refusal ruins his exalted view of his father. He too refuses the happiness that Creon offers him and follows Antigone to a tragic demise.
catharsis
a cleansing the viewer receives from watching
(emotional expression?)
tutelary
having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing:
archaism
the survival or presence of something from the past:
defile
to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase.
ignoble
of low character, aims, etc.; mean; base:
reverence
noun; a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration, a profound emotion inspired by a deity
Parodos
The second scene, the song for the entrance of the chorus
What is it called when the chorus enters-gives further exposition, adds emotion?
Parados
progeny
a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal.
usurp
to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right:
rampart
a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet.
Dirge
a song or hymn of grief (intended to accompany a funeral or memorial)
Who does Oedipus kill on the road to search for his family?
Laios
yield
to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation:
When his offerings fail to burn, Teiresias concludes that
the gods are angry
allegiance
the loyalty of a citizen to his or her government or of a subject to his or her sovereign.
Antigone: Which of the following best summarizes Creon's argument against burying Polyneices? (a) this is Polyneices' destiny as a son of Oedipus (b) His punishment is a deterrent. (c) The city cannot afford funerals for its enemies (d) Religion forbids t
His punishment is a deterrent.
To what does Haimon compare his father to get his father to realize flexibility is important?
He uses the metaphor of a tree
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