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Polynices Asks for a Favor

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Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles, 401 BC

Sophocles. "Oedipus at Colonus: Episode 4." Trans. E. F. Watling. The Theban Plays. N.p.: Penguin, 1974. 108-11. Print.

What request does Polynices make of his sister Antigone before he leaves?

A

He asks her to bury him with prayers and rituals if he should die.

B

He asks her to join his fight for the throne.

C

He asks her to kill their father after he leaves.

D

He asks her to kill their brother.

E

He asks her to get married and carry on their family legacy.