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At the beginning of the semester, in EN 314-H: Law and Literature, we studied Sophocles’ play Antigone (circa 440 B.C.) as our first major text. As a quick plot summary, two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, kill each other in a civil war over the ancient city of Thebes. Then, the newly elected king – their uncle Creon – … More Interrupting a Two Millennia Long Conversation: Sophocles, Aristotle, and Antigone