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Works: 9,463 works in 25,774 publications in 30 languages and 184,266 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Fiction  Textbooks  Literature  Bibliography  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Originator, Creator, Lyricist, Contributor, Librettist, Composer, Adapter, Dedicatee, Translator
Classifications: PA4414.A2,
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Most widely held works about Sophocles
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Most widely held works by Sophocles
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

642 editions published between 1714 and 2017 in 29 languages and held by 3,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disaster follows when Creon, King of Thebes, forbids Antigone to bury her brother whom he has declared a traitor
The complete Greek drama; all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations by Whitney J Oates( Book )

10 editions published between 1938 and 1963 in English and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus tyrannus by Sophocles( Book )

579 editions published between 1550 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théâtre avec onze personnages principaux : trois femmes, huit hommes
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Book )

21 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the story of Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

75 editions published between 1823 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,317 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."--Jacket
The Oedipus cycle : an English version by Sophocles( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ancient myth of Oedipus, which still reverberates to this day, provided Sophocles with material for three great tragedies -- Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone -- that together recount the downfall of Oedipus, king of Thebes, his death in exile, and the action carried out after his death by his daughter Antigone"--Page 4 of cover
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 1,137 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
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( Book )

46 editions published between 1765 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great Greek tragedies, it is a profound meditation on the human condition. It tells the story of the mythological King Oedipus, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother
The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

78 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legends surrounding Oedipus of Thebes and his ill-starred offspring provided a rich vein for the Greek tragic dramatists. Sophocles (496-406BC) returned to this source several times, and it inspired his three great plays, which are contained in this volume
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

505 editions published between 1502 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eleven critical essays on the works of Sophocles, arranged in chronological order of publication
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

14 editions published between 1942 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

91 editions published between 1588 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

97 editions published between 1764 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles' Philoctetes is one of the most widely read Greek tragedies today but is a complex and challenging play to interpret. Its representation of Philoctetes as a sufferer of physical and emotional pain gives it remarkable power and intensity. It juxtaposes Homeric and fifth-century institutions and values, explores honor, power and expediency as principles of personal and political life, and represents contrasts and conflicts between innocence and experience, ends and means, and the needs and demands of the individual and those of society. This edition with commentary makes the play accessible to students, teachers, and other readers of Greek literature at all levels. The introduction discusses the main problems of interpretation and gives an account of its reception from antiquity to the present day
Antigone by Sophocles( Recording )

52 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Sackler directs this production of Sophocles' Antigone starring Doroty Tutin, Max Adrian jeremy Brett, Eileen Atkins, Geoffery Dunn
Elektra : a play by Sophocles( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aias = Ajax by Sophocles( Book )

97 editions published between 1827 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajax, perhaps the earliest surviving tragedy of Sophocles, presents the downfall and disgrace of a great hero whose suicide leads to his rehabilitation through the enlightened magnanimity of one of his enemies
Electra by Sophocles( Book )

210 editions published between 1650 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philoctetes of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

90 editions published between 1725 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oedipus plays of Sophocles; Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Oedipus the great Theban king and his noble family's moving toward catastrophe, dragged down from wealth and power by pride, cursed with incest, suicide and murder
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism
Alternative Names
Pseudo-Sophocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05




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

Sofocle 497-406 f.Kr

Sofocle ca. 496-406 aC.

Sofocle ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sofocle drammaturgo ateniese

Sofocle sec. V a.C.

Sofocle tragediografo ateniese


Sofocles ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sófocles ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sófocles dramaturgo da antiga Grecia

Sofocles dramaturgo de la antigua Grecia

Sófocles dramaturgu griegu antiguu


Sofokl 497-406 f.Kr

Sofokl ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofokl ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sofokle ca. 496-406 aC.

Sofokle ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sofokleo ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sófókles 497-406 f.Kr

Sofokles ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sofokles ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sofoklī́s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sofoklis 497-406 f.Kr


Sofokliu 497-406 f.Kr




Sôfôqles ca. v496/97 - v406/05




Sophocle 0496?-0406 av.J.C.

Sophocle, 496-406 av. J.-C

Sophocle 497-406 f.Kr

Sophocle ca. 496-406 aC.

Sophocle ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sophocle ca. v496/97 - v406/05

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

Sophocle dramaturge de la Grèce antique


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

Sophocles 497-406 f.Kr

Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian

Sophocles asi 496-406 př. Kr

Sophocles, asi 496 př. Kr.-406 př. Kr.

Sophocles Atheniensis ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophocles Atheniensis tragicus

Sophocles C. 496-406 B.C.

Sophocles ca. 496-406 aC.

Sophocles Sophista ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophocles tragicus

Sophocles Tragicus ca. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophoclis ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sophoclis ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sophoklê̄s 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Sophokles 497-406 f.Kr

Sophokles Athener ca. v496/97 - v406/05

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. v496/97 - v406/05

Sophokles klassischer griechischer Dichter

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

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

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

Sophokles Tragiker ca. v496/97 - v406/05

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

Sophokleus ca. v496/97 - v406/05


Sophoklis 497-406 f.Kr

Sopocles Tragicus ca. v496/97 - v406/05

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

Sopokles Griego a trahiko


Sūfūklīs ca. 496-406 v.Chr

Sūfūklīs ca. v496/97 - v406/05




Σοφοκλῆς 0496?-0406 av. J.-C.

Σοφοκλής 497-406 π.Χ

Σοφοκλής B.C.496-B.C.406



Софокл афинский драматург, трагик







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소포끌레스 B.C.496-B.C.406


소포클레스 B.C.496-B.C.406





Oedipus tyrannusOedipus the KingOedipus at ColonusThe Oedipus cycle : an English versionOedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. CriticismOedipus RexThe Theban playsSophocles