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Hai Tou Sophokleous Tragodiai Sozomenai Hepta = Sophoclis Tragoediae Quae Extant Septem; Cum Versione Latina Additae Sunt Lectiones Variantes; et No

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ISBN-10: 1170834078

ISBN-13: 9781170834077

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sophocles

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List price: $37.75
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.826
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.),…