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Binding ViolenceLiterary Visions of Political Origins$
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Moira Fradinger

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804763301

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.001.0001

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Dying Democratically: Antigone's Ritual

Dying Democratically: Antigone's Ritual

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(p.68) Dying Democratically: Antigone's Ritual
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Binding Violence
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0005

This chapter examines how Antigone embodies Athenian brotherhood, how her funeral rite expresses equality, and how her death is a cipher for the problem that any limitations on membership present to the logic of democratic equality.

Keywords:   Antigone, Athenian brotherhood, funeral rites, equality, death

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