The frontispiece to George Steiner's 1989 Antigones is a quote from J. Lempriere's 1797 A Classical Dictionary, "Antigone, a daughter of Oedipuus, king of Thebes, by his mother Jocasta. She buried by night her brother Polynices, against the positive orders of Creon, who, when he heard of it, ordered her to be buried alive. She however killed herself before the sentence was executed; and Haemon, the king's son, who was passionately fond of her, and had not been able to obtain her pardon, killed himself on her grave."
We can assume that this is the classical view of Antigone's fate and that Steiner's book is the single best modern consideration of the play's significance and history. The plurality in Steiner's book title is deliberate and a tip of the hat to the many Antigones for their enduring fascination and many reinterpretations.