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Transcript of SOPHOCLES
Greece is where he spent most of his days.
Notable Events During His Liftime
(497 BC – 406 BC)
by Jack Andrew and August
Important Events During His Lifetime
Sophocles, the low dow.
Born in 497 BC
Died in 406 BC
A famous man
He was famous
497 BC – 406 BC
Year - Event
480 BC -Led chorus of boys at the Athenian victory celebration of the battle of Salamis.
468 BC - Entered first play in the Dionysia.
445 BC - Wrote Ajax
442 BC - Wrote Antigone
440 BC - Elected military commander of Athens. Served with Pericles in Samian War.
427 BC - Wrote Oedipus Rex
410 BC - Submitted last final play to the Dionysia.
410 BC - Wrote Philoctetes (That guy who trained Herc)
407 BC - Oedipus at Colonus
406 BC - Sophocles' death.
406 BC - Sophocles' resurrection
407 BC - Sophocles slain by a dragon.
opinions on Oedipus Rex.
Sophocles tries to emphasize the importance of a democracy rather than a dictatorship.
He brings to light the idea that one person does not have the capacity to rule a country alone.
The story was not invented by Sophocles. Quite the opposite: the play’s most powerful effects often depend on the fact that the audience already knows the story.
"Sophocles: The Theban Plays", Penguin Books, 1947; Sophocles I: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
Clinton, Kevin "The Epidauria and the Arrival of Asclepius in Athens", in Ancient Greek Cult Practice from the Epigraphical Evidence, edited by R. Hägg, Stockholm, 1994.
Jones, Daniel; Roach, Peter, James Hartman and Jane Setter, eds. Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary. 17th edition. Cambridge UP, 2006.