Sophocles (1959 edition), [Chicago] : University of Chicago Press
Antigone, line 123
Philoctetes (c. 409 BC), lines 92 and 93, translated by David Grene.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSophocles
Occupation: Poet, tragedian
Bio: 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.
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