Sophocles





Sophocles

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born
in Colonus (Athens), Greece
December 28, 0405

died
December 28, 0495

gender
male

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Sophocles (Greek: Σοφοκλής; German editions: Sophokles, Russian: Софокл) was an ancient Greek tragedy playwright. Not many things are known about his life other than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three plays (of which few are extant). One of his best known plays is 'Oedipus the King' (Oedipus Rex).


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Electra
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Sophocles II: Ajax/Women of...
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The Complete Plays
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“One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.”
Sophocles

“Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.”
Sophocles

“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”
Sophocles, Antigone

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