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Heard On University Of The Air

In his play Antigone, Sophocles sets the dictates of King Creon against Antigone’s determination to bury her slain brother. When the rules of the state conflict with the values of the family, which prevails? And if a law is unethical, does a citizen have a responsibility to disobey it, regardless of the consequences?

In this rebroadcast from 2012, UW-Milwaukee professor David Mulroy discusses his recent translation of the play and provides insights into the eternal issues raised by the landmark drama of civil disobedience.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • David Mulroy Guest

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