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Aeschylus just one actor was once hired, and during this play we discover Creon (1G2, 766, 1091), and afterwards the messenger (1155, 1244), by myself upon the level in a colloquy with the refrain. The 3rd actor was once brought first by means of Sophocles. within the Antigone the 3 actors are jointly at the level in basic terms within the moment epeis'odion, or even there basically folks at a time (not counting the refrain) are engaged within the discussion; the safeguard is still silent once Antigone starts off to talk, and so does Antigone while phrases move betweeii Ismene and Creon. The parodos includes anapaestic verses, the normal rhythm in Greek marches, and states the social gathering of the doorway of the refrain. this is often the outdated shape. The refrain broadcasts the doorway of the entire vital individuals, other than in terms of Tiresias. The anapaestic and iambic verses that finish mclic strophes are likewise in strophic correspondence. Sophocles has shunned purely during this play a metamorphosis of speaker in the li
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