Sophocles

Sophocles Sophocles (; ''Sophoklēs'', ; 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 during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: ''Ajax'', ''Antigone'', ''Women of Trachis'', ''Oedipus Rex'', ''Electra'', ''Philoctetes'' and ''Oedipus at Colonus''. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in 30 competitions, won 24, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won 13 competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles, while Euripides won four competitions.

The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and also Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a 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, 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 such as Aeschylus. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published: At the Hague : For Sam Brown, 1649.

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Published: Dublin : Printed by J. Hyde and E. Dobson for R. Owen, 1725.

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Published: [Indianapolis] : Stage & Screen, ©1998.
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Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.

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Published: Kobe, Japan : Ikuta Press, 1978.

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Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1912-1913.
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Published: San Francisco, Chandler Pub. Co. [1965]

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Published: Oxonii, e Typographeo clarendoniano [1957]

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Published: Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2000.

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Published: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1982.

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