Mourning the Public Body in Sophocles' Antigone - Monash Arts

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Jennifer R. Ballengee. At the close of Oedipus at Colonus (c. 401 BC), the last extant play of. Sophocles and his final treatment of the myth of Oedipus' accursed family, a strange dramatic event occurs. As the thunder of Zeus peals overhead,. Oedipus' body, located somewhere offstage, disappears forever, simulta- neously  ...