Enter Creon


“King Creon.  All hail to Creon.

He’s the new king but he’s right

For this city at this moment.”


“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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