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Sophocles was born around 496 B.C. in Colonus (near Athens), Greece. In 480, he was selected to lead the paean (choral chant to a god) celebrating the decisive Greek sea victory over the Persians at the Battle of Salamis. He served as a treasurer and general for Athens when it was expanding its empire and influence. He wrote approximately 123 plays including Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Trachiniae, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. His last recorded act was to lead a chorus in public mourning for Euripides. He died in 406 B. C. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Oedipus Rex (Author) 5,784 copies, 63 reviews
Antigone (Author) 4,726 copies, 59 reviews
The Complete Plays of Sophocles (Author) 1,932 copies, 14 reviews
Electra [in translation] 599 copies, 10 reviews
Oedipus at Colonus (Author) 479 copies, 13 reviews
Philoctetes (translation) 349 copies, 5 reviews
Antigone; Oedipus the King 336 copies, 3 reviews
Ajax [in translation] 330 copies, 22 reviews
Women of Trachis [in translation] 216 copies, 3 reviews
Electra [Greek text] (Author) 104 copies
Ajax 91 copies
Sophocles 83 copies
Ajax; Antigone; Oedipus the King (Author) 68 copies, 1 review
Five Great Greek Tragedies (Thrift Edition) (Contributor) 64 copies, 1 review
Two Satyr Plays 55 copies, 2 reviews
Plays of the Greek Dramatists (Contributor) 49 copies
Eén familie, acht tragedies (Author) 32 copies
Antigone; The Women of Trachis 29 copies, 1 review
Eschyle - Sophocle : Tragiques grecs (Author) 27 copies, 1 review
Sophocles' Antigone [adapted] 25 copies, 1 review
Sophoclis Tragoediae 20 copies, 2 reviews
Ajax; Electra 19 copies
Tracking Satyrs 19 copies
Sophocles II 12 copies
Tragedias 6 copies
Трагедии 6 copies, 1 review
Tre dramer 6 copies
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King Oedipus 5 copies
Tragèdies 5 copies
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Werke 2 4 copies
edipo Rei 3 copies
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Sophocles 3 copies
Sengrieķu traģēdijas (Author) 3 copies
OEDIPE ROI 3 copies
Sophokles 2 copies
Tragédies 2 copies
Antígona 2 copies, 1 review
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Tragedias 2 copies, 1 review
Tragedias 2 copies
TRAGEDIAS 2 copies, 1 review
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Sophocles 2 copies
Tragedier 2 copies
Sophocles I 2 copies
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Tragèdies, vol. 4 1 copy, 1 review
Tragèdies, vol. 3 1 copy, 1 review
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Tragèdies 1 copy
Rei Édipo 1 copy, 1 review
Αιας 1 copy
Antigoné 1 copy
No title 1 copy
Tragèdies, vol. 1 1 copy, 1 review
Sochocles II 1 copy, 1 review
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Ødipus 1 copy
Electra 1 copy
Tragoedien 1 copy
[Oeuvres] 1 copy
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Électre 1 copy
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Oidipus Sang Raja 1 copy, 1 review
Tragedias I 1 copy, 1 review
Tragèdies 1 copy, 1 review
antígona 1 copy
Greek Tragedies, Volume 1 (Contributor) 1,217 copies, 1 review
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 846 copies, 6 reviews
Greek tragedies, Volume 3 (Contributor; Contributor, some editions) 577 copies, 1 review
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Contributor) 469 copies, 11 reviews
Greek Drama (Bantam Classics) (Contributor) 429 copies, 1 review
Greek tragedies, Volume 2 (Contributor) 428 copies, 2 reviews
Seven Famous Greek Plays (Contributor) 388 copies, 2 reviews
Eight Great Tragedies (Contributor) 358 copies, 1 review
The Portable Greek Reader (Contributor, some editions) 349 copies
Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations (Contributor) 273 copies, 1 review
The Complete Greek tragedies (Contributor) 198 copies, 1 review
Masterpieces of the Drama (Contributor) 165 copies, 2 reviews
An Anthology of Greek Drama: First Series (Author) 120 copies, 2 reviews

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