Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Who was the warder that was to care for the son of Ajax and Tecmessa?||Sophocles' Ajax
Teucer. 'So trusty is the warder whom I will leave to guard you, even Teucer, who will not falter in his care for you....'
|Whose sword had Ajax taken...the same sword by which he died?||Sophocles' Ajax
Hector. 'For since this hand took this gift from Hector, my worst foe, to this hour I have had no good from the Greeks'.
|Who was the prophet that warned of certain death once Ajax left his house and went abroad?||Sophocles' Ajax
Calchas. 'Calchus drew apart from the Atreidae...and strictly charged' Teucer to keep 'Ajax within the house...if he wished ever to see him alive...(that) day alone (would) the wrath of divine Athena vex him'.
Sparta. Teucer, addressing Menelaus, says, 'As Sparta's king you came, not as master over us'.
Telamon. Teleutas was the father of Tecmessa, Eriboea was the mother of Ajax, and Eurysaces was his son.
|Who was the man 'of little worth but shrewd of tongue and clever' that Philoctetes inquired after?||Sophocles' Philoctetes
3. In about the year 442, "Antigone" was written.
1. Even though it seems like the play is many days, it takes place all in one day!
No. It seems like he's going to die eventually, but doesn't in the play.
the father of Antigone. The whole family has a curse because of Oedipus.
his wife and son die. After Antigone dies, Haemon kills himself because he was mad at his father for punishing Antigone. Then Creon's wife Eurydice (not the nymph from Greek myths) kills herself because her son died.
she hangs herself. In the end, after Creon punishes Antigone for burying Polynices, he realizes that he was wrong, and when he goes to free her, she is dead.
reverence for gods. There was actually more than one reason. Antigone also wanted to honor her family, and said that she would be dead longer than alive (so if she was punished and killed, it wouldn't matter).
burying her traitor brother. Antigone was sentenced to die because she gave her brother Polynices a funeral. He was supposed to be left unburied because he went against his city in the war. The king made a law that whoever buried Polynices was to be punished.