Sophocles

Sophocles

[sof-uh-kleez]
noun
495?–406? b.c, Greek dramatist.

Sophoclean [sof-uh-klee-uhn] , adjective
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Sophocles (ˈsɒfəˌkliːz)
 
n
?496--406 bc, Greek dramatist; author of seven extant tragedies: Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Trachiniae, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus
 
Sophoclean
 
adj

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Sophocles
Athenian tragic poet (c.496-406 B.C.E.), the name is Gk. Sophokles, lit. "famed for wisdom," from sophos "wise" + *-kles "fame" (see Damocles).
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Sophocles [(sof-uh-kleez)]

An ancient Greek poet, author of Oedipus Rex and Antigone. He is counted, with Euripides and Aeschylus, among the great Greek authors of tragedies.

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