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Soph·o·cles

 (sŏf′ə-klēz′) 496?-406 bc.
Greek dramatist whose Oedipus Rex was described by Aristotle as the perfect tragedy. Among his other surviving plays are Ajax and Antigone.

Soph′o·cle′an adj.

Sophocles

(ˈsɒfəˌkliːz)
n
(Biography) ?496–406 bc, Greek dramatist; author of seven extant tragedies: Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Trachiniae, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus
Sophoclean adj

Soph•o•cles

(ˈsɒf əˌkliz)

n.
495?–406? B.C., Greek playwright.
Soph`o•cle′an, adj.
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Translations

Sophocles

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Failing Oedipally (in a Sophoclean sense, at least) to identify her own father, she recognizes only his "age and poverty," and surmises incorrectly that she has been summoned in an appeal for charity: '"Put up your purse,' said the supposed mendicant, with an inexplicable smile: 'Keep it--keep all your wealth--until I demand it all, or none
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But the 'monstrous' (Ungeheuer) continued to be directly represented in Aeschylean and Sophoclean tragedies in the form of the 'satyr'.
In Sophoclean Antigone the Sentry reports that someone had covered the body with a 'layer of earth', whereas Anouilh's guard, Jonas points out, "just a sprinkling of earth".
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10) Ormand (1999,1-34) traces female subjectivities in the context of Sophoclean representations of marriage, and draws attention to the way in which Athenian law viewed the boundary between married and not married as "dependent specifically on the couple behaving in an appropriate manner in a variety of social contexts" (2).
The Sophoclean version of King Laius is given pride of place in Weineck's study insofar as Laius exemplifies the silent (in fact, always already dead [29]) father that condemns his offspring to repeat his repressive and morbid constitution.
From this Sophoclean concept, you can right away jump over thousands of years to, let's say, the invention of the container ship.
In this definition of drama Tolstoy opposes the self to the world, and this is truer of Greek drama of a Sophoclean type than of Shakespearean tragedy, completely disregarding a Shakespearean tragic hero's mental agony undergoing double or split consciousness.