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  • *a*n*t*i*g*o*n*h
  • *a*i*m*w*n
  • *i*s*m*h*n*h
  • *t*e*i*r*e*s*i*a*s
  • *x*o*r*o*s *q*h*b*a*i*w*n *g*e*r*o*n*t*w*n
  • *a*g*g*e*l*o*s
  • *k*r*e*w*n
  • *e*u*r*u*d*i*k*h
  • *f*u*l*a*c
  • *e*c*a*g*g*e*l*o*s
The parts may have been cast as follows:

1. Protagonist. Antigone. Teiresias. Eurydice.

2. Deuteragonist. Ismene. Watcher. Haemon. Messenger. Second Messenger.

3. Tritagonist. Creon.

Schneidewin gives Eurydice to the second actor, and the two Messengers to the first actor. But, as the part of Eurydice is much lighter than the combined parts of the Messengers, it is more naturally assigned to the first actor, who already bears the heaviest burden. From Demosthenes De Falsa Legat. § 247 it is known that the third actor played Creon.

It is a general rule of Greek Tragedy that, when the protagonist represents a woman, the Chorus represent women. The dramatic motive for the exception in this play is noticed in the Introduction.

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