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Current Event December 31, 2014

Syrian Women and Antigone


Conflict and violence in Syria have displaced women and children to surrounding nations. Refugees living in Beirut, Lebanon have found voice and kinship through the ancient tragedy Antigone. Sophocles wrote Antigone in 441 BCE. The play is about a Princess dealing with the loss of war and daring to challenge the powerful. 250 years later some Syrian women see themselves in Antigone and have adapted the play to reflect their experiences.

Literature Ancient Civilization World History II

Story Length: 5:14

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AIR DATE: 12/13/2014


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