As we've discussed last semester, cultural literacy is an essential component of enriching society, a for perpetuating values and historical memories, and so much more. In Sophocles' time, all Greeks were very familiar with each of the references cited below.
In Scene 4, Greek playwright Sophocles alludes to Acheron, Niobe, and Tantalos. Carefully read all footnotes, and then explain how these allusions give deeper meaning to Antigone's words and to Scene 4.
In Ode 4, Sophocles alludes to Danae, Dyras' son, the Implacable Sisters, King Phineus of Thrace, and to Ares, the god of war and violence. Why and how do these "stories within stories" significantly expand the meaning of each stanza?