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Sophocles
(4,433 words)

(Σοφοκλῆς/Sophoklês).

[German version]

[1] Attic tragedian, 5th cent. BC

The 5th cent. BC Attic tragedian

[German version]

A. Life Attischer Tragiker des 5. Jh. v. Chr.

The most important records are the vita which has survived in several manuscripts and the Suda (σ 815); the complete testimonies have been collected in TrGF, vol. 4. S. was born in 497…

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Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg) and Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), “Sophocles”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1117150>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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