Sophocles

His Life

His life

He lived in Colonus a small town outside of Athens.Sophocles was born around (496 BC) he

died around (406 BC).Sophocles received a good education.When he was 16 he was chosen to lead the paean (choral chant to a god). He served as one of the treasurers responsible for receiving and managing tribute money for the Delian league.

What He Did

Later on in life

At the age of 83 he proboulos one of 10 advisory commissioners who were granted special powers.He put on plays we use today like the Oedipus at Colonus. Sophocles’ last recorded act was to lead a chorus. That same yaer he died (406 BC