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It is to bury her brother that Antigone uses her power in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).

Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone has royal powers as the daughter, the direct descendant, and the niece of Theban kings. She also has royal standing as the betrothed of the royal heir apparent and as the ward of the current king. She uses her limited royal powers to break her uncle Creon's edict of non-burial and to bury her brother Polyneices.

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