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Works: 14,328 works in 42,520 publications in 54 languages and 314,038 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Mythological plays  Comedy plays  Fiction  Academic theses  Acting editions  Verse drama 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Originator, Honoree, htt, Lyricist, Librettist, Composer, Adapter, Translator, Collector
Classifications: PA4413, 882.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sophocles
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

2,506 editions published between 1540 and 2020 in 50 languages and held by 20,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a modern interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone and includes explanatory notes on the text and mythological content
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Book )

1,069 editions published between 1661 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 11,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the story of Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother
Oedipus tyrannus : a new translation ; Passages from ancient authors ; Religion and psychology : some studies ; Criticism by Sophocles( )

283 editions published between 1589 and 2020 in 17 languages and held by 7,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text is accompanied by a wealth of carefully chosen background materials and essays. Among the background materials are selections from Homer's Odyssey, Thucydides' account of the plague, and Euripides' Phoenissae. The best of ancient and modern criticism is represented, permitting discussion from many points of view: psychological, religious, anthropological, dramatic, and literary
Elektra : a play by Sophocles( Book )

964 editions published between 1537 and 2020 in 26 languages and held by 7,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful."
Philoctetes by Sophocles( )

781 editions published between 1553 and 2019 in 23 languages and held by 7,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En route to fight the Trojan War, the Greek army abandons Philoctetes after the smell of his festering wound, mysteriously received from a snakebite at a shrine on a small island off Lemnos, makes it unbearable to keep him on ship. Ten years later, an oracle makes it clear that the war cannot be won without the assistance of Philoctetes and his famous bow, inherited from Hercules himself. Philoctetes focuses on the attempt of Neoptolemus and the hero Odysseus to persuade the bowman to sail with them to Troy. First, though, they must assuage his bitterness over having been abandoned, and then win his trust. But how should they do this - through trickery, or with the truth? To what extent do the ends justify the means? To what degree should personal integrity be compromised for the sake of public duty? These are among the questions that Sophocles puts forward in this, one of his most morally complex and penetrating plays."--BOOK JACKET
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( )

362 editions published between 1729 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 6,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus tells the story of the last day in the life of Oedipus. It was written at the end of the fifth century BCE in Athens, in the final years of the "Golden Age" of Athenian culture, and in the last year of Sophocles' own life. At the center of the play is the mysterious transformation of Oedipus from an old and blind beggar, totally dependent on his daughters, to the man who rises from his seat and, without help, leads everyone to the place where he is destined to die. In the background of this transformation stands the grove of the Furies, the sacred place of the implacable goddesses who pursue the violators of blood relationships. Although Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother, is an obvious target of the Furies' vengeance, he enters their grove at the beginning of the play, sure that it is the resting place Apollo has predicted for him. The reversals and paradoxes in the play speak to the struggle that Oedipus' life and the action of the play bring vividly before us: how do we as humans, subject to constant change, find stable ground on which to stand and define our moral lives? Sophocles offers his play as a witness to the remarkable human capacity to persevere in this struggle."--BOOK JACKET
Aias = Ajax by Sophocles( Book )

746 editions published between 1553 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 5,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brought boldly to life by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear's translation and contextualized by Herbert Golder's eloquent introduction, this early Sophoclean tragedy tells the story of the Homeric hero better known as Ajax, who was second only to Achilles among the Greek warriors. In Greek tradition, Aias figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias' suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Aias' suicide with a meaning radically different from previous versions of the Aias myth - Aias is not the hero whom time has passed by, but rather the man who steps beyond time. Most previous versions and interpretations have equivocated over Sophocles' bold vision. This edition of Aias translates precisely that transformation of the hero from the bygone figure to the man who transcends time."--Jacket
The Oedipus trilogy : Oedipus the king ; Oedipus at Colonus ; Antigone by Sophocles( )

16 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and held by 3,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disregard for messages from the oracles and gods doesn't turn out well for characters in Greek stories, and Oedipus is no exception. Encompassing murder and betrayal, incest and patricide, this set of three plays follows the life of a man doomed to suffer from birth. Sophocles wrote these classic Greek tragedies in fifth century BCE. This English translation, by F. Storr, was first published in 1912
Oedipus tyrannus by Sophocles( Book )

342 editions published between 1550 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features foot-of-the-page notes, an Introduction, stage directions and a translation characterized by its clarity, accuracy, and power
Sophocle by Sophocles( Book )

555 editions published between 1552 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.2. Ajax, oedipe roi, electre. ISBN 225200307X V.3 Philoctete, oedipe a colone
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

268 editions published between 1781 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. Oedipus the King. Oedipus at Colonus. Antigone.-v.2. Ajax. The women of Trachis. Electra. Philoctetes
Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )

38 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trachiniae (also known as The Trachinian Women, The Women of Trachis or The Maidens of Trachis) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. Unusually, the title refers to the Chorus rather than to the chief protagonists, the Greek hero Heracles and his jealous wife, Deianeira, who accidentally brings about Heracles' death with a poisoned robe
Trachiniae by Sophocles( Book )

128 editions published between 1588 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins with Deianeira, the wife of Heracles, relating the story of her early life and her plight adjusting to married life. She is now distraught over her husband's neglect of her family. Often involved in some adventure, he rarely visits them. She sends their son Hyllus to find him, as she is concerned over prophecies about Heracles and the land he is currently in. After Hyllus sets off, a messenger arrives with word that Heracles, victorious in his recent battle, is making offerings on Cape Cenaeum and coming home soon to Trachis
Fifteen Greek plays by Euripides( Book )

10 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea? whom he marries and eventually abandons. Authoritative Rex Warner translation
Sophoclis Tragoediae by Sophocles( Book )

363 editions published between 1 and 1985 in 9 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
Sophoclis fabulae by Sophocles( Book )

153 editions published between 1923 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

27 editions published between 1909 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

57 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Oedipus -- Oedipus at colonus -- Antigone
Sophoklēs = Sophoclis tragoediae superstites et deperditarum fragmenta by Sophocles( Book )

273 editions published between 1804 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Oedipus trilogy : Oedipus the king ; Oedipus at Colonus ; Antigone
Oedipus the KingOedipus tyrannus : a new translation ; Passages from ancient authors ; Religion and psychology : some studies ; CriticismElektra : a playPhiloctetesOedipus at ColonusAias = AjaxThe Oedipus trilogy : Oedipus the king ; Oedipus at Colonus ; AntigoneOedipus tyrannus
Alternative Names
Pseudo-Sophocles ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Pseudo-Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05





Soffocles ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.


Sofocle 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sofocle 497-406 f.Kr

Sofocle, aproximadament 496 aC-406 aC

Sofocle ca. 496-406 aC

Sofocle ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofocle ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sofocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sofocle sec. V a.C.

Sofocle tragediografo ateniese

Sofocle ок.496 - 406 до н.э.


Sòfocles, aproximadament 496-406 aC

Sòfocles, ca. 496-406 aC

Sofocles ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sófocles ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sófocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sòfocles dramaturg de l'antiga Grècia

Sófocles dramaturgo da antiga Grecia

Sofocles dramaturgo de la antigua Grecia

Sófocles dramaturgu griegu antiguu

Sofocles un poeta trágico griego


Sofokl 497-406 f.Kr

Sofokl ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofokl ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sofokl ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sofokle, aproximadament 496 aC-406 aC

Sofokle ca. 496-406 aC

Sofokle ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sofokle ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sofokleo ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sofokleo ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sófókles 497-406 f.Kr

Sofokles Antik Atina trajik oyun yazarı

Sofoklés, asi 496-406 pred Kr.

Sofokles ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofokles ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sofokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sofokles grecki dramaturg

Sofokles grekisk dramatiker och tragediförfattare


Sofoklī́s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sofoklis 497-406 f.Kr

Sofoklis ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.


Sofokliu 497-406 f.Kr



Sofoklo Atenjanin ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sofoklo Sin Sofilov ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sofoklov ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.



Sofokŭl ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sôfôqles ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sôfôqles ca. v496/97 - v406/05




Sophocle 0496?-0406 av.J.C.

Sophocle 496-406 av. J.-C

Sophocle 497-406 f.Kr

Sophocle, aproximadament 496 aC-406 aC

Sophocle ca. 496-406 aC

Sophocle ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sophocle ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05 de Colone

Sophocle [de Colone]

Sophocle de Colone ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophocle dramaturge de la Grèce antique

Sophocle ок.496 - 406 до н.э.


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Sophocles 497-406 f.Kr

Sophocles ancient Greek playwright

Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian

Sophocles, aproximadament 496 aC-406 aC

Sophocles, asi 496-406 pred Kr.

Sophocles asi 496 př. Kr.-406 př. Kr

Sophocles [Atheniensis]

Sophocles Atheniensis ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophocles Atheniensis tragicus

Sophocles C. 496-406 B.C.

Sophocles ca. 496-406 aC

Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Atheniensis

Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Sophista

Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Tragicus

Sophocles poëta tragicus Graecus

Sophocles Sophista ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophocles tragicus

Sophocles Tragicus ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.


Sophoclis ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sophoclis ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophoclis ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sophoklê̄s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sophokles 497-406 f.Kr

Sophokles, aproximadament 496 aC-406 aC

Sophokles, asi 496-406 pred Kr.

Sophokles [Athener]

Sophokles Athener ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophokles B.C. 496-B.C. 406

Sophokles C. 496-406 B.C.

Sophokles ca. 496-406 aC

Sophokles ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sophoklēs ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophoklēs ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Athener

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Sohn des Sophillos

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Sohn des Sophillus

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Tragiker

Sophokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 von Athen

Sophokles klassischer griechischer Dichter

Sophokles-Piens ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophokles-Piens, .. ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophokles [Sohn des Sophillos]

Sophokles Sohn des Sophillos ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophokles Sohn des Sophillus ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophokles [Tragiker]

Sophokles Tragiker ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophokles [von Athen]

Sophokles von Athen ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophokles ок.496 - 406 до н.э.

Sophokleus ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sophokleus ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sophoklis 497-406 f.Kr

Sopocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05 Tragicus

Sopocles Tragicus ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.


Sop'okle ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sop'okle ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sopokles Griego a trahiko


Sūfūklīs ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sūfūklīs ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.

Sūfūklīs ca. v496/97 - v406/05




Szophoklész Atheniensis ca. 497/496 v. Chr.-406 v. Chr.


Σοφοκλῆς 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Σοφοκλής (496-406 π.Χ).

Σοφοκλής 497-406 π.Χ

Σοφοκλής B.C. 496-B.C. 406



Софокл афинский драматург, трагик

Софокл ок.496-406 до н.э.







סופוקלס מחזאי יווני בן המאה החמישית לפנה"ס



سوفوكليس، 496-406 ق.م.






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सोफोक्लेस प्राचीन यूनानी नाटककार

सोफोक्लेस प्राचीनयवननाटककारः


সফোক্লিস প্রাচীন গ্রীক নাট্যকার








소포끌레스 B.C. 496-B.C. 406


소포클레스 B.C. 496-B.C. 406





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