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The question of ultimate authority is the way in which power is a major theme in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).

Specifically, authority figures can be gods or kings. Kings govern as the representatives of the gods on earth. But their rule has to harmonize with and validate divine will. It must not conflict, which is what Theban King Creon's edict does in regard to divine will and cherished Theban tradition.

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