Sophocles


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Colonus (Athens), Greece
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Sophocles (born c. 496 bc, Colonus, near Athens [Greece]—died 406, Athens), (Greek: Σοφοκλής; German editions: Sophokles, Russian: Софокл, French editions: Sophocle) 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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“One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.”
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“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.”
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August 2016 Short Story Poll

 
  49 votes, 25.7%

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  30 votes, 15.7%

Antigone by Sophocles, 441BC, 80 pages***
 
  24 votes, 12.6%

Meditations byMarcus Aurelius, 180, 99 pages**
 
  20 votes, 10.5%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 1923, 127 pages
 
  15 votes, 7.9%

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  14 votes, 7.3%

 
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