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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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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.
In hierdie drama bied Heaney 'n weergawe van die mite wat ons uit Sophokles se drama Philoktetos leer ken.
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.
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:
Authors who are mentioned in this section, or from whose works there are quotations, are Homer, Aiskhylos, Sophokles, Herodotos, Aristophanes, Plato and Theophrastos.
As a poet, in some ways Sophokles seems least visible to us.
9) Soos Sophokles se Antigone en Koning Oidipus en Euripides se Vroue van Troje.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys kompositorische Urschrift der Schauspielmusik zur 'Antigone' des Sophokles, op.
In addition, Die Stucke 1 includes various sketches, scenes, and fragments that must be classified, either quantitatively or qualitatively, as minor, such as "Das Laken" (The Bedsheet) -- prompted by the prelude of Bertolt Brecht's Antigone des Sophokles, that provocative and most drastic revision of the ancient Greek tragedy -- and the fragmentary "Die Reise" (The Journey), modeled after the Japanese NO play Kagekiyo by Zeami Motokiyo), or the lapidarily titled "Glucksgott," which Muller tried to revise and complete to form a libretto for Dessau, though ultimately in vain.
Aansluitend hierby is die tema van historiese en mitologiese figure wat die volgende insluit: Christus (Christelike godheid), Charles de Foucauld (Franse Katolieke priester), Maria Sabina (Mexikaanse sjamaan), Dante Alighieri (Italiaanse digter), Henri Lhote (Franse etnograaf), Djengis Khan (Mongoolse heerser), Jason (Griekse held), Medea (Jason se vrou), Hermes (Griekse god) en Sophokles (Griekse dramaturg).
To Davis, the task of the theater practitioner grappling with classical material was to "wake in the audience emotions akin to those awakened by Aischylus, Sophokles, and Euripides" rather than present a realistic picture of the past.