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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 show more 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) show less

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Works by Sophocles

Oedipus Rex (0429) — Author — 6,647 copies
Antigone (0441) 5,490 copies
The Complete Plays of Sophocles (0005) — Author — 2,219 copies
The Three Theban Plays (0429) 1,136 copies
Electra [in translation] (1990) 697 copies
Oedipus at Colonus (0401) — Author — 555 copies
Philoctetes (translation) (0409) — Author — 414 copies
Ajax [in translation] (1993) 378 copies
Oedipus the King / Antigone (1960) 372 copies
Electra [Greek text] (1954) — Author — 114 copies
Trachiniae [Greek text] (1982) 112 copies
Ajax (1990) 108 copies
Sophocles (1959) 87 copies
Five Great Greek Tragedies (Thrift Edition) (1994) — Contributor — 80 copies
Ajax; Antigone; Oedipus the King (1969) — Author — 79 copies
Oedipus The King (Minnesota Drama Editions) (1972) — Author — 60 copies
Plays of the Greek Dramatists (1939) — Contributor — 51 copies
Hamburger Lesehefte : Sophokles : Antigone (1993) — Text — 47 copies
Methuen Student Editions : Sophocles : Antigone (2006) — Author — 38 copies
Eén familie, acht tragedies (1999) — Author — 34 copies
Antigone. (1986) — Author — 30 copies
Eschyle - Sophocle : Tragiques grecs (1967) — Author — 28 copies
Ajax; Electra (2000) 22 copies
Electra; Oedipus the King (1972) 21 copies
Trachinie-Filottete (1990) 20 copies
Ajax; Oedipus the King (2009) 20 copies
Tracking Satyrs 19 copies
Electra; Philoctetes (1992) 14 copies
Oedipus the King and Antigone (translation) (1960) — Author — 14 copies
Sophocles II (1957) 13 copies
Electra (Greek) 12 copies
Tragedias (2010) 11 copies
Electra (1999) 10 copies
Tragedie e frammenti (1982) 8 copies
Electra and Other Plays (2014) 8 copies
Oedipus Trilogy 7 copies
Sophocles 7 copies
Трагедии (1988) 7 copies
Philoktet. Herakles 5 (1969) 6 copies
edipo Rei (2013) 6 copies
Tre dramer 6 copies
Sophocles 6 copies
King Oedipus (1986) 6 copies
Sophocles II 6 copies
Tragedias (2021) 5 copies
Drie tragedies (1979) 5 copies
As traquínias (1900) 5 copies
OEDIPE ROI (2015) 5 copies
De Grieken 2 Bestemming (2017) 5 copies
Tragèdies (1990) 5 copies
Antigone; Electra (1985) 5 copies
Sophocles.Oedipus heerst. (2013) 4 copies
Werke 2 (1995) 4 copies
Tragedias (1984) 4 copies
Grundlagen und Gedanken, Drama, Antigone (1974) — Author — 4 copies
Tragèdies. II 3 copies
Edipo Em Colono (1996) 3 copies
TRAGEDIAS (2011) 3 copies
Tragedie. T. 2 (2012) 3 copies
Antigone {Carson} (2022) — Original author — 3 copies
Sengrieķu traģēdijas — Author — 3 copies
The Antigone 3 copies
Antigone (1986) 3 copies
Antygona ; Król Edyp (2009) 3 copies
Sophocles I 3 copies
Sophoclis cantica (1907) 3 copies
Philoctetes (Playbook) (1969) 3 copies
Edipo rey 2 copies
Tragèdies. II (1959) 2 copies
Sòfocles: Tragèdies (2019) 2 copies
Teatro (2008) 2 copies
Sophocle : traduction nouvelle (2017) — Author — 2 copies
FILOTTETE, LAURENTI (2006) 2 copies
The Trachiniae 2 copies
Ajax, Antigone (1991) 2 copies
EDIPO A COLONO (2016) 2 copies
Philoctetes 2 copies
Sophocles' King Oedipus (2000) 2 copies
Tragedias y fragmentos (1999) 2 copies
Werke 2 copies
Tragedias 2 copies
Tragedie 2 copies
Tragedias 2 copies
Oedipus 2 copies
Filoctetes (1997) 2 copies
Ἠλέκτρα 2 copies
Sophokles 2 copies
[Oeuvres] (1958) 2 copies
Tragédies 2 copies
Antigone [Illustrated] (2011) 2 copies
Tragedier 2 copies
Les candidats 2012 (2011) 2 copies
Αίας 2 copies
Ajax 1 copy
Oedipe Roi 1 copy
King Oedipus 1 copy
Oidipus 1 copy
Tragedias 1 copy
Filoctetes 1 copy
Αιας 1 copy
אנטיגונה (2007) 1 copy
Tragediën 1 copy
פילוקטטס (1998) 1 copy
Elektra 1 copy
אנטיגונה (1990) 1 copy
איאס (2003) 1 copy
Antigoné (2020) 1 copy
No title (1992) 1 copy
Tragédies (1982) 1 copy
Électre (1937) 1 copy
theatre de sophocle (1922) 1 copy
Ántigona 1 copy
Dramas y tragedias (1983) 1 copy
Trakhisli Kadinlar (2014) 1 copy
Tragèdies I 1 copy
oedipe-Roi 1 copy
dipus 1 copy
Tragedie. T. 1 (2009) 1 copy
Antogone 1 copy
Oedipe roi (2019) 1 copy
Epido Re 1 copy
Le tragedie di Sofocle — Author — 1 copy
Ødipus 1 copy
Le tragedie (1989) 1 copy
Tragoedien 1 copy
Edipo Rey - Antigona (2003) 1 copy
Edipo Rey (2022) 1 copy
Antígona 1 copy
Ayax 1 copy
Kralj Edip ; Antigona (2000) 1 copy
Kralj Edip ; Antigona (1996) 1 copy
THE PLAYS OF SOPHOCLES (1980) 1 copy
Ødipus 1 copy
Sophocles II 1 copy
Sophocles Aiax (1996) 1 copy
Sochocles II 1 copy
Antigone (2015) 1 copy
Four Greek plays ... (1965) 1 copy
Oedipus at Colonos (2015) 1 copy
Tragèdies 1 copy
Teatro griego (1997) 1 copy
Tragedias I 1 copy
Antigone {Taylor} (2013) — Author — 1 copy
Antígona 1 copy
Electra (2002) 1 copy
Edipo rei (1999) 1 copy
Rei Édipo (2015) 1 copy
Tragèdies 1 copy
Antigone : Textausgabe (1998) 1 copy
Koning Oedipus (1985) 1 copy
The Antigon 1 copy
Antigone (2014) 1 copy
Ajant (2009) 1 copy

Associated Works

Greek Tragedies, Volume 1 (1960) — Contributor — 1,441 copies
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 930 copies
Greek tragedies, Volume 3 (1960) — Contributor; Contributor, some editions — 655 copies
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contributor — 552 copies
Greek tragedies, Volume 2 (1960) — Contributor — 490 copies
Greek Drama (Bantam Classics) (0405) — Contributor — 483 copies
Seven Famous Greek Plays (1938) — Contributor — 433 copies
The Portable Greek Reader (1948) — Contributor, some editions — 404 copies
Eight Great Tragedies (1957) — Contributor — 390 copies
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contributor — 341 copies
Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations (1957) — Contributor — 312 copies
The Complete Greek tragedies (1953) — Contributor — 206 copies
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contributor — 180 copies
An Anthology of Greek Drama: First Series (1949) — Author — 134 copies
Four Famous Greek Plays (1929) — Contributor — 78 copies
Four Greek Plays (1960) — Contributor — 78 copies
Antigone {Malina} (1990) — Original author, some editions; Original author — 74 copies
Treasury of the Theatre: From Aeschylus to Ostrovsky (1967) — Contributor — 49 copies
An Anthology of Greek Drama: Second Series (1954) — Author — 47 copies
Nine Great Plays: From Aeschylus to Eliot (Revised Edition) (1950) — Contributor; Contributor — 27 copies
Antigone. Variazioni sul mito (2000) — Inspiration — 17 copies
Oedipus Rex [1967 film] — Original play — 14 copies
Funeral Parade of Roses [1969 film] (1969) — Original play — 13 copies
Antigone {Regnaut} (2000) — Original author — 10 copies
Agamenon / Hippolytus / Oedipus the King (1960) — Contributor — 8 copies
Oedipe ou Le Roi boiteux (1986) — Inspiration — 8 copies
Orpheus ; Oedipus Rex ; The infernal machine (1962) — Author, some editions — 7 copies
Drie Griekse tragedies (1961) — Contributor — 6 copies
An introduction to drama (1951) — Contributor — 5 copies
Antigone (1965) — Original author — 4 copies
Grieksche lyriek in Nederlandsche verzen — Contributor — 3 copies
Theatre (2013) 3 copies
Antigone {Solomós} (1995) — Original author — 1 copy

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Sophocles's Antigone in Ancient History (April 2009)

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This classic play is an out and out dramatic classic of murder,
incest, self-mutilation and suicide. It is amazing to think that this play was performed nearly 2,500 years ago, five times longer ago than Shakespeare's plays. Put another way, when Jesus was born and lived, this play was as far in the past to people living then as Shakespeare's plays are to us now in 2024. It won second prize in a competition in 429 BC to a play now lost to us written by a nephew of Euripides, one of the other two most prominent Greek tragic writers of the era. What huge influence this and other plays of the era have had on the literature of the past two and a half millennia.… (more)
 
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john257hopper | 71 other reviews | Mar 3, 2024 |
The Law of God versus the Law of the State is displayed in amazing drama. Love, listening, and understanding, are shown to be superior to either argument.
 
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Aidan767 | 70 other reviews | Feb 1, 2024 |
How does one actually rate a book which has lived on as a classic for nearly 2500 years? That fact alone implies it's worth reading.
 
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David Grene Editor, Translator, Foreword
Euripides Contributor, Author
Richmond Lattimore Editor, Translator
Aeschylus Contributor
Aristophanes Contributor
Æschylus Contributor
Don Taylor Translator
Gina Wolf Adaptor
Sirish Rao Adapter
Gita Wolf Adapter
Aischylos Author
James Levine Conductor
Eiripīds Author
Aishils Author
Anne Carson Adapter
Joachim Hagner Commentary
Inua Ellams Adapter
E. F. Watling Editor, Translator
Peter D. Arnott Translator
Euripide Auteur
Eschyle Auteur
M.A. Arthur Zeiger Introduction
Richard Claverhouse Jebb Editor, Translator
Gilbert Murray Translator
H. D. F. Kitto Translator
Indrapramit Roy Illustrator
Anthony Burgess Translator
Ian C. Johnston Translator
Frederick Ahl Translator
Robert Cannon Translator
Kenneth McLeish Translator
R.C. Jebb Editor
Jean Bollack Translator
Augusts Ģiezens Translator
Henriks Novackis Translator
Polly Findlay Translator's note, Preface
Paul Roche Translator
E. H. Plumptre Translator, Preface
Dudley Fitts Translator
Sir George Young Translator
Lewis Campbell Translator
Ernst Buschor Translator
Norbert Zink Translator
E. De Waele Translator, Introduction
P.C. Boutens Translator
Jamey Hecht Translator
Bernard Knox Introduction
Robert Fagles Translator
Jan Stolpe Translator
Hugh Lloyd-Jones Translator, Editor
F. Storr Translator
R.D. Dawe Editor
Walther Schoorel Cover artist
Thornton Wilder Introduction
Pietro Angèli Translator
Roberto Rebora Introduction
Evert Straat Translator
Giacomo Manzu Illustrator
Francis Storr Translator
Jan Engelman Translator
Hjalmar Gullberg Translator
August Boeckh Translator
Walter Amelung Translator
Ferrante Ferranti Photographer
Michael Townsend Translator
Eugene H Falk Introduction
Roman Woerner Translator
Diane J. Rayor Translator
Karl Reinhardt Translator
August Boeckh Translator
Michael Jameson Translator
T. E. Page Editor
Assela Alamillo Translator
Rachel Kitzinger Translator
Eamon Grennan Translator
Jos De Haes Translator
Gregory McNamee Translator
Māra Rikmane Illustrator
Richard Pevear Translator
Bertus van Lier Translator
Piet Gerbrandy Afterword
Jeffrey Henderson Series Editor, Editor
John Tipton Translator
Ezra Pound Translator
Robert Bagg Translator
C. K. Williams Translator
F. L. Light Translator
Emil Zilliacus Translator
Jean Bees Illustrator
Remo Cantoni Introduction
Exekias Cover artist
John Moore Translator
José Alsina Clota Introduction
Isa Dietrich Cover artist
Anneke Germers Cover designer
J. Tapperwijn Cover designer
Anne Mahoney Translator
Carles Riba Translator
Enric Iborra Foreword
quartuccicarlo Afterword
Mario Carpitella Translator

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