Sophocles Quotes (264 quotes)
“For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.”
Sophocles (1959 edition)
Sophocles: Electra (2008 edition), Cambridge University Press - ISBN: 9780521678261
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (2013 edition), University of Chicago Press - ISBN: 9780226311562
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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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