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Oedipus the King

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ISBN-10: 1492372579

ISBN-13: 9781492372578

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sophocles

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List price: $8.47
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 11/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 92
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.21" tall
Weight: 0.330
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.),…