Sophocles

Sophocles Sophocles (; ''Sophoklês'', ; 497/6 – winter 406/5 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than, or contemporary with, those of Aeschylus; and earlier than, or contemporary with, those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form: ''Ajax'', ''Antigone'', ''Women of Trachis'', ''Oedipus Rex'', ''Electra'', ''Philoctetes'' and ''Oedipus at Colonus''. For almost fifty years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens which took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in thirty competitions, won twenty-four, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won thirteen competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles; Euripides won four.

The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays, though each was part of a different tetralogy (the other members of which are now lost). Sophocles influenced the development of drama, most importantly by adding a third actor (attributed to Sophocles by Aristotle; to Aeschylus by Themistius), thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the presentation of the plot. He also developed his characters to a greater extent than earlier playwrights. Provided by Wikipedia

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Published 1969
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

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by Sophocles
Published 1982
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

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by Sophocles
Published 1798
printed for J. Parry and W. Green, Anglesea-Street, by J. and J. Carrick, Bedford-Row

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by Sophocles
Published 2011
Cambridge University Press
...Sophocles' Ajax describes the fall of a mighty warrior denied the honour which he believed was his...

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by Sophocles
Published 1737
Typis T. Wood; Impensis Gulielmi Innys & R. Manby, T. Ward, J. Pote, & E. Wicksteed

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by Sophocles
Published 1725
printed by J. Hyde and E. Dobson, for R. Owen, Bookseller in Skinner-Row

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by Sophocles
Published 1788
printed for W. Lowndes, No. 77, Fleet-Street
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by Sophocles
Published 1780
printed for Harrison and Co. No 18, Paternoster-Row; and sold, likewise, by J. Wenman, Fleet-Street; and all other booksellers

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by Sophocles
Published 1777
printed for John Bell, near Exeter-Exchange, in the Strand

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by Sophocles
Published 1714
printed for J. Watts, and sold by W. Lewis in Covent-Garden, J. Brown and W. Meares without Temple-Bar, W. Taylor in Pater-Noster-Row, N. Cliffe and D. Jackson in Cheapside. R. Parker under the Royal Exchange. J. Morphew near Stationers-Hall, and A. Dodd at the Peacock without Temple-Bar

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by Sophocles
Published 1779
E typographeo Clarendoniano. Apud J. & J. Fletcher

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by Sophocles
Published 1766
printed for T. Davies, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden
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BiblioBytes

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by Sophocles
Published 1793
printed for Edward Jeffery, Pall-Mall
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by Sophocles
Published 1729
printed for C. Davis in Pater-Noster-Row; and Stephen Austen, in St. Paul's Church-Yard
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by Sophocles
Published 1788
printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row
Subjects: '; ...Sophocles / Translations into English / Early works to 1800...