Antigone's complaint Print
By Sophocles   
Wednesday, 28 April 2010

For me it was not Zeus who made that order,

Nor did that Justice who lives with the gods below

mark out such laws to hold among mankind.

Nor did I think your orders were so strong

that you, a mortal man, could over-run

the gods’ unwritten and unfailing laws.

Not now, nor yesterday’s, they always live,

and no one knows their origin in time.

 

 

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