Sophocles

Ancient Greek Dramatist

Sophocles

  • Born in Colonus, Greece in 495 B.C
  • Received great education
  • Many artistic abilities
  • Had a military influence
  • Died in 405 B.C


What did he do?

  • Most of his career was spent in Athens, Greece
  • Married twice
  • Had at least 2 sons (Lophon & Agathon)
  • Wrote at least 123 dramas for the festivals
  • Never placed lower than 2nd



A few of his dramas

His Community Involvement

Sophocles

  • Chosen at age 16 to lead a choral chant to God because of his musical abilities and character
  • Favorite of the community
  • Elected as high-ranking official
  • Politician
  • Military leader
  • Religious activities