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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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Bezuge zur griechischen Tragodie werden auch von Jan Knopf hergestellt, denn die Struktur der allmahlichen Enthullung der Vorgeschichte ahnelt der Struktur, wie wir sie in Sophokles Konig Odipus vorfinden (91).
Ajax was 'the most popular play by Sophokles in the Renaissance', (17) and Ajax himself, arguably second only to Achilles among the Greek heroes, was a very popular figure on the early modern English stage.
Perhaps Straub-Huillet's Die Antigone des Sophokles nach der Holderlinschen Ubertragung fur die Buhne bearbeitet von Brecht 1948 (The Antigone of Sophocles After Holderlin's Translation Adapted for the Stage by Brecht 1948, 1 992) offers a clue to their "political" aesthetics.
In hierdie drama bied Heaney 'n weergawe van die mite wat ons uit Sophokles se drama Philoktetos leer ken.
Die als een Sophokles t'Atheen, (32) Gehooft met hooghgekurkte laarzen, Op't Duitsche Treurtooneel komt treen; Daar d'Echo van zijn goude vaarzen Het hardste hart zoo murruw maakt Dat't oogh een beek van tranen braakt.
As voorbeeld van saterspel ondersoek ek die fragmente van Sophokles se Ichneutai, Die spoornyers.
2004) Dramaturgie und Ideologie: Der politische Mythos in den Hikesiedramen des Aischylos, Sophokles und Euripides, Munchen-Leipzig.
Buxton maintains that Sophocles was consistently concerned with this theme of limited human knowledge: "The plays of Sophokles and the pronouncements of Delphi alike convey a sense of the inscrutability of the gods, and of man's inability fully to grasp their will in time to avert disaster.
Still, since one thing may have so many sides, I think I see how,--far from Sophokles,-- You, I, or anyone might mould a new Admetos, new Alkestis.
Ons lees Shakespeare, Dante, Sophokles en ander grotes eeue na hulle geleef het nog steeds omdat hulle werke onvoltooi is, vol oop plekke, hoe afgerond dit ook al is.
Doing a thriller is a departure for us," says Sophokles Tasioulis, head of cinema and international sales at Terra Mater.
The centrepiece of this chapter is a fragment of The Lovers of Achilles, a satyr play by Sophokles, in which love is defined as an obsession with a phallic object that is at once alluring and harmful: