Enter Creon

Chorus:

“King Creon.  All hail to Creon.

He’s the new king but he’s right

For this city at this moment.”

Creon:

“Gentlemen.  We have entered calmer waters.

Our ship of state was very nearly wrecked

But the gods have kept her safe.”

 

The Burial at Thebes: Sophocles’ Antigone.  Seamus Heaney

2 responses to “Enter Creon

    • It’s worth reading the play, if you happen not to be familiar with it. I can’t read Ancient Greek, not having had a public school education, but Heaney’s translation is majestic.
      As I am sure you realise, this is a tragedy and hubris soon turns to despair.

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