from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Sophocles 496?-406 B.C. Greek dramatist. Together with Euripides and Aeschylus, he is considered one of the greatest dramatists of ancient Greece. His surviving plays include Ajax, Oedipus Rex, Antigone, and Oedipus at Colonus.
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- proper n. A Greek dramatic poet (ca.495 BC – 406 BC); Sophocles was one of the three greatest Greek tragedians. In the Athenian dramatic competitions of the Festival of Dionysus, he won more first prizes (around 20) than any other playwright, and placed second in all others he participated in. He is best remembered for his Oedipus Cycle of plays.
- proper n. A male given name, mostly representing transliteration of the modern Greek Σοφοκλής.
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- n. one of the great tragedians of ancient Greece (496-406 BC)
From Ancient Greek Σοφοκλῆς (Sophoklēs). (Wiktionary)