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    What would Antigone think about Sappho's work?

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    This is an interesting question. I imagine that you could see it either way, but overall, I think Antigone would be sympathetic to Sappho's point of view.

    Both Antigone and Sappho were unconventional women. The Greeks held very traditional views on gender roles. Women were to be subservient to their husbands, fathers, and indeed all men. In many ways, women were very similar to slaves in Greek culture. AA certain set of societal guidelines was to be followed at ...

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    A response to a student question that asks what Antigone would have thought of the works of the poet, Sappho. Explores the background of the character and the actual person, and draws parallels between their points of view.