Antigone Vocab 4 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
transgress
disobey.
piety
loyal, devotion
sojourn
live temporarily
coadjutor
an assistant.
staunch
firm, steadfast, strong
deem
consider, hold, believe
Contentious
Full of conflict
sovereign
synonyms: predominant, paramount, preponderant / antonym: without power
Wrangling
to argue or dispute
eddy
a small whirl pool
marshalled
arranged in proper order
immutable
not mutable; unchangeable; changeless.
clement
inclined to be merciful; lenient
music
appeal to ears; chorus 5
sultry(adj)
oppressively hot or moist; inflamed
Edict
Definition: A public order, decree.
 
Part of speech: Noun
 
Synonym: Rule; Command
 
Antonym: Request
augury
an omen, token, or indication.
woe
grievous distress, affliction, or trouble:
attifer de/avec
to rig (sb) out
prerogative
noun; an exclusive right, privilege, etc., exercised by virtue of rank, office, or the like
chafing
to wear or abrade by rubbing
Satyrs
unruly mythic attendants of Dionysus who were half goat or horse and half human.
What did masks portray?
Emotion, age, gender
carcasses
the dead body of an animal.
tragedy
a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, as fate or society, to downfall or destruction.
opprobrious
conveying or expressing disgrace, as language or a speaker; outrageously disgraceful or shameful
Metaphor
a comparison without using like or as
What does the chorus advise that humans remember the importance of?
wisdom
Episodes
section of an ancient Greek tragedy between two choruses,episodes were seperated by danced choral songs or odes
Who does the chorus talk to?
Main character
abhorred
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
desecration
to divest of sacred or hallowed character or office.
accord
to be in agreement or harmony; agree.
une vieille bête
an old thing (f) "animal"
Paean
a solemn song or chant addressed to Apollo
Satyr Play
An obscene parody of a mythic story,performed w/the chorus dressed as Satyrs
What is the place where chorus enters and exits?
Parados
abound
to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers:
traverse
to pass or move over, along, or through.
touchstone
a test or criterion for the qualities of a thing.
impelled
to drive or urge forward; press on; incite or constrain to action.
nether
lying or believing to lie beneath the earth's surface
What is the end of the play, after last stasimon?
Exodus
respite
a delay or cessation for a time, esp. of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief:
Rising Action
the path of the plot leading to the climax
smitten
to strike or hit hard, with or as with the hand, a stick, or other weapon:
What is the unity time?
All action must occur in one day
What is Creon's punishment for his actions in the play?
He must live with the knowledge that he is responsible for the deaths of his son, wife, and niece.
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