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Antigone - Literary Touchstone Edition

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ISBN-10: 1580493882

ISBN-13: 9781580493888

Edition: 2005

Authors: Sophocles

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List price: $3.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prestwick House, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440

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.),…