Antigone Vocabulary Flashcards

Terms Definitions
ingenuity
cleverness
temperate
antonym: extreme
Temestuous
(Adj)
Turbulent, stormy
graven
deeply impressed
malicious
spiteful people, evil
mettle
courage and fortitude
what's the skene
dressingroom
hapless
unlucky; luckless; unfortunate.
Hubris
excessive pride or arrogance
tarrying
to delay, linger, loiter
Accosted
Approach and speak first
sanctity
holiness, saintliness, or godliness.
la marmotte
the sleepy head
Ingenious
characterized by cleverness or originality of invention
resourceful
pinion
the wing of a bird
Who is the ideal audience?
Chorus
cognizance
awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception:
edict
any authoritative proclamation or command.
insolence
contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech.
Personification
giving human qualities to non-human things
theatron
"Seeing place" where the audience sat
Creon
king of Thebes: in Greek mythology, the brother of Jocasta and the successor of Oedipus as king of Thebes. He was also the uncle of Antigone and issued an edict forbidding the burial of the body of her brother Polynices, which she defied.
What's between the skene and theatron?
orchestra
ephemeral
lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory:
malcontent
not satisfied or content with currently prevailing conditions or circumstances.
tempest
a violent commotion, disturbance, or tumult.
What kind of government was the Athenian city-state?
democracy
paean
(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
 
Anarchists
N. Those who disrespect laws or rules.
Malefactor
 a person who violates the law; criminal
decree
a formal and authoritative order, esp. one having the force of law:
proclamation
something that is proclaimed; a public and official announcement.
sated
to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
quell
to suppress; put an end to; extinguish:
Chorus
In Greek drama, the group of Senators or Elders who stand outside the main action on stage and comment on it.
suborned
to induce to commit an unlawful or illegal act
What is the area where the audience sits, on hollowed out hillside, open air, seats of honor?
Theatron
meddle
to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly:
lament
to feel or express sorrow or regret for, to mourn for something or someone
wheedling
to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts:
Delphic
a town of ancient Greece on the slope of Mount Parnassus
Who decides to break the law and bury him?
Antigone
appease
to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe:
What were plays based on?
Religion and stories people already knew
Skene (or stage house)
a canvas or wooden hut for costume changes also served as as general set or backdrop. It has a large door at its center that served as the major entrance for principal characters. The skene supported a hook and pulley by which actors who played gods could be lowered or lifted.
How did wearing masks help the audience?
It helped them tell apart the different characters
Glutted
Saturated
Trod
walked on
Antigone's uncle
Creon
huer
to boo
condemned
to pronounce guilty
sated(adj.)
satisfied or pleased
eddy
a small whirlpool.
auspicious
promising success; favorable; successful or prosperous
dance
dance expressive rhythmical movement
Antigone
Stubborn daughter of Oedipus
bade
to command; order; direct:
beguile
to charm or divert:
What is Creon's fatal flaw?
pride
transcends
goes beyond the limits of
use of exaggeration for effect
hyperbole
What does Oedipus mean?
swollen feet
infamous
having an extremely bad reputation:
inviolable
prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration:
attentive
paying attention; thoughtful for the welfare or comfort of others
music
choral odes with music(flute lyre percussion);
Sultry
Adj. Oppresively hot or moist; inflamed.
Antigone: When Antigone tells Ismene that "...our good Creon / is coming..." to announce his decredd, she is using (a) irony (b) paradox (c) stereotyping (d) generalization
irony
Perverse
Definition: Determined to go against to what is expected or desired.
 
Part of speech: Adjective
 
Synonym: Contrary; Stubborn
 
Antonym: Agree
contentious
tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome:
opprobrious
conveying or expressing disgrace, as language or a speaker; outrageously disgraceful or shameful
absolve
to free from an obligation or punishment
Thespian
pertaining to tragedy or the dramatic art
a tragedian - actor or actress
ubiquitous
existing or being everywhere at the same time
Antigone: Teiresias, the blind seer, is an example of : (a) parados (b) an allegory (c) a sterotype (d) a tragic character
a paradox
What are the 3 unities?
Time, Place, Action
taint
a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful.
exile
expulsion from one's native land by authoritative decree.
defile
to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase.
civic
relating to a citizen, a city, or citizenship
limitation on theater
no continuous chorus; no intermission; no lighting or curtains
brother who did not receive a proper burial
Polyneices
Our master was in despair, we obeyed him and looked inside. We saw her down at the tomb's end, hanged by the neck.
messanger
promulgate
to set forth or teach publicly (a creed, doctrine, etc.).
wheedle
to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts:
panegyrics
a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
"the gun coughed in the sky" is an example of ?
personification
On an alter bent on a sworp, she shuts her eyes in peaceful darkness (Your Wife's Dead)
Messanger
uncensored
to delete (a word or passage of text) in one's capacity as a censor.
Katharsis (or purgation)
can be spelled Catharsis
Tragedy brings Katharsis in the viewer,
according to Aristotle, a purifying of the emotions that is brought about in the audience of a tragic drama through the evocation of intense fear and pity
Why is Antigone being punished?
She buried her brother against Creon's decree so his spirit could be at rest.
What happens to Haemon? Why does he do this?
kills himself/Antigone has died
What is Oedipus's reaction to what the oracle tell
Oedipis runs away because he thinks K. Polybus and
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