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The Dramas of Sophocles


Sophocles was born about 495 B.C.E. Along with Aeschylus and Euripides he was one of the three most prominent ancient Greek tragedians. He wrote over a hundred plays, of which only seven still survive. The most famous of these are the ‘Theban’ or ‘Oedipus’ cycle. He died in 406 B.C.E.

The Oedipus Cycle

translated by R. C. Jebb [1902]

 Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex)
translated by F. Storr [1912-3]

 Oedipus at Colonus
translated by F. Storr [1912-3]

Other Plays

translated by R. C. Trevelyan [1919]

translated by R. C. Jebb [1873]

translated by Thomas Francklin [1759]

 The Trachiniae
translated by R. C. Jebb [1902]