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Sophocles’ Antigone Gets a Fair Trial at The Idea School

As part of the pursuit of justice unit in humanities class, The Idea School students studied ancient Greece and the different forms of government, and read Sophocles’ play “Antigone,” a story about a heroine who breaks a civil law because she feels it violates the laws of the gods. Under the guidance of Nancy Edelman, head of humanities at The Idea School, students wrote and acted in a mock trial based on the classic Greek tragedy where the main character, Antigone, is now given a chance at a fair trial for a crime she committed in the story. The trial was presided over by a guest judge and the verdict was delivered by a jury made up of the audience who found Antigone not guilty.

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