This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Antigóne (Ἀντιγόνη)”, composed of two elements: “antí (ἀντί)” (over against, opposite) plus “gen- (γεν-) génos (γένος)” (to be born, offspring, descendant, family, race, gender). In turn the name means “opposed to motherhood, in place of a mother, against men”. Antigone is a daughter of the accidentally incestuous marriage between King Oedipus of Thebes and his mother Jocasta. Antigonus II Mattathias, also known as Antigonus the Hasmonean († 37 BCE) was the last Hasmonean king of Judea. He was the son of King Aristobulus II of Judea.
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