What is the logic of Creon's argument not to bury Polyneices' body in Sophocles's Antigone? What assumption is it based on?

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In Sophocles' play Antigone, Creon thinks that those who do wrongful deeds do not deserve the honor of burial, and he considers this to be a logical cause-effect argument.

In Creon's eyes, Polyneices wrongfully returned from exile to attack his city and to attempt to overthrow the rule of his brother Eteocles:

... Polyneices, who broke his exile to come back with fire and sword against his native city and the shrines of his fathers' gods, whose one idea was to spill the blood of his blood and sell his own people into slavery--Polyneices, I say is to have no burial. (I.165-170)

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