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Three Dramas of Old Age
Sophocles created these three tragedies while he was in his eighties, as the faction-ridden Athenian democracy headed toward final defeat in the Peloponnesian War. The volume also includes surviving part of Sophocles' satire-drama Trackers, as well as other selected fragments.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Everyman Paperback
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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).More about Sophocles...