Antigone, Brutus & Cassius are three names you may never run across in daily chit-chat, so why should you know what they stand for? Bad ends all.
Antigone, the star of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy is the daughter of Oedipus’ incestuous marriage. When she tries to bury her brother against official orders, she herself is buried alive.
Brutus you remember from Julius Caesar’s final cry after he was stabbed.. His best friend’s betrayal hurt him worse than any, so Shakespeare’s play has it.
Cassius most will remember as Muhamed Ali’s Christian name when he was just a beginning pugilist called Cassius Clay. More importantly it also the name of the patrician Roman senator responsible for the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar, therefore the quintessential dastardly traitor.
Just thinking where alphabet soup leads you.