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ISBN-10: 0978746759

ISBN-13: 9780978746759

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Tipton, Sophocles, Stanley Lombardo

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List price: $13.95
Publisher: Flood Editions
Publication date: 2/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

The Greek dramatist Sophocles, born to a wealthy family at Colonus, near Athens, was admired as a boy for his personal beauty and musical skill. He served faithfully as a treasurer and general for Athens when it was expanding its empire and influence. In the dramatic contests, he defeated Aeschylus in 468 b.c. for first prize in tragedy, wrote a poem to Herodotus (see Vol. 3), and led his chorus and actors in mourning for Euripides just a few months before his own death. He wrote approximately 123 plays, of which 7 tragedies are extant, as well as a fragment of his satiric play, Ichneutae (Hunters). His plays were produced in the following order: Ajax (c.450 b.c.), Antigone (441 b.c.),…    

Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.