Sophocles Athenian tragic poet (c.496-406 B.C.E.), the name is Gk. Sophokles, lit. "famed for wisdom," from sophos "wise" + *-kles "fame" (see DAMOCLES (Cf. Damocles)).

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  • Sophocles — [säf′ə klēz΄] 496? 406 B.C.; Gr. writer of tragic dramas …   English World dictionary

  • Sophocles — For the screenwriting software, see Sophocles (software). Sophocles Bust of Sophocles Born 497/496 BC Colonus Died 406/405 BC …   Wikipedia

  • Sophocles — Sophoclean /sof euh klee euhn/, adj. /sof euh kleez /, n. 495? 406? B.C., Greek dramatist. * * * born с 496, Colonus, near Athens died 406 BC, Athens Greek playwright. With Aeschylus and Euripides, he was one of the three great tragic playwrights …   Universalium

  • SOPHOCLES — I. SOPHOCLES Poeta Tragicus, patriâ Atheniensis, tantâ orationis suavitate, ut vulgo μέλιττα, h. e. apis, item Siren Attica cognominaretur, aequalis Euripidis ac Periclis, cuius etiam quandoque collega fuit in praetura. Natus Olympiade 73. ante… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Sophocles — noun a) A Greek dramatic poet (ca.495 BC – 406 BC); Sophocles was one of the three greatest Greek tragedians. In the Athenian dramatic competitions of the Festival of Dionysus, he won more first prizes (around 20) than any other playwright, and… …   Wiktionary

  • Sophocles — biographical name circa 496 406 B.C. Greek dramatist • Sophoclean adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • SOPHOCLES —    Athenian tragic poet, born at Colonos, a suburb of Athens; when but 16, such was his musical talent, he was selected to lead the choir that sang the song of triumph over the victory of Salamis; his first appearance as a dramatist was in 488… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sophocles — Soph|o|cles (?496 406 BC) an ancient Greek writer of plays, who developed Greek ↑tragedy as a style of theatre. His tragedies include ↑Antigone, Electra. and Oedipus Rex …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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