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Antigone (5th Century B.C.): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Sophocles' Antigone

Library Databases

Use the links below to search for criticism and interpretation of literary works, as well as biographical information about authors. To access databases from off-campus, you will need to log in with your MyAACC credentials or enter your library barcode number.

Use this database for general background information and to define unfamiliar words and phrases:

To further research historical context of literary works, use:

Use these databases to broaden your search:

Searching for Full Text

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Use the library's Finding Articles from Citations page, which is part of the Finding Materials from Citations Guide.

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Read or Search Antigone at Google Books

Read or Search Other Online Editions

Full text of Sophocles' Antigone is also available on the Web at:

Print copies are also available in Truxal Library.

Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Antigone. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • Ancient Greeks: Creating the Classical Tradition
  • Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome [vol 1]
  • Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome
  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 2, 47, 51, 80, 86] - look for Antigone in the Cumulative Title Index, which is located in the latest volume of this multi-volume work
    • [vol 26] - locate the topical essay "Greek Mythology"
    • [vol 51] - locate the topical essay "Greek Theater"
  • Critical Survey of Drama [vol 6]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 3]
  • Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks
  • Drama Criticism [vol 1]
  • Drama for Students [vol 1, 4]
  • Greek and Latin Authors, 800 BC - AD 1000
  • Greek Drama
  • Handbook to Life in Ancient
  • Literature and Its Times [vol 1]
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama [vol 4]
  • Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World
  • Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary
  • World Literature and Its Times [vol 8]

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for:

  • Antigone Greek mythology in literature
  • Sophcles
  • Greek drama--History and criticism

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Sophocles, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.

eBook Spotlight

You might find the following eBooks useful for researching Antigone not on campus, you will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card to access these resources.

Research Guide to Theater

Want more information about various productions and critical reception of this play?

Visit our Research Guide to Theater Arts

Research Assistance

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