THE COMPLETE PLAYS of SOPHOCLES (Nook Authoritative Edition) The Complete Works of Sophocles, Incl. Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus The Oedipus Trilogy with Oedipus Rex (NOOKBook) [NOOK Book]

THE COMPLETE PLAYS of SOPHOCLES (Nook Authoritative Edition) The Complete Works of Sophocles, Incl. Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus The Oedipus Trilogy with Oedipus Rex (NOOKBook)

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THE COMPLETE PLAYS OF SOPHOCLES (Nook Authoritative Edition)

The Complete Works of Sophocles, Incl. Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus

The Oedipus Trilogy with Oedipus Rex
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE OEDIPUS TRILOGY
- OEDIPUS THE KING
- OEDIPUS AT COLONUS
- ANTIGONE

AJAX
PHILOCTETES
ELECTRA
THE TRACHINIAE
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Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.

For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most-fêted playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in around 30 competitions, won perhaps 24, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won 14 competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles, while Euripides won only 4 competitions.

The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a part of a different tetralogy, the other members of which are now lost. Sophocles influenced the development of the drama, most importantly by adding a third actor, thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the presentation of the plot. He also developed his characters to a greater extent than earlier playwrights such as Aeschylus.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Truly brilliant ... works flawlessly on my Nook. Sophocles' wor

    Truly brilliant ... works flawlessly on my Nook. Sophocles' works ring true even to this day, and it is a testament to the enduring quality of his work that his plays are performed even to this day. A must for anyone interested in Greek and Western civilization.

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    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....! 

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....! 

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