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SOPHOCLES Without Pictures

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SOPHOCLES
 
 
The life of Sophocles
496 BC Born at Colonus (suburb of Athens)
480 BC Athens defeats Persia at Salamis
443 BC Serves as financial official in the Delian league
441 BC Elected as general (with Pericles)
420 BC Introduces the worship of Asclepius
413 BC Magistrate at Athens
406 BC Dies
404 BC Athens falls to Sparta
 
 
Timeline of major Greek poets
Homer: 11
th
/9
th
centuries BC
Hesiod: 9
th
/8
th
centuries BC
Homeric hymns: 8
th
/7
th
c. BC
Pindar: 6
th
c. BC
Aeschylus: 6
th
/5
th
c. BC
Sophocles & Euripides: 5
th
c. BC(contemporaries of Herodotus)
Aristophanes: 5
th
/4
th
c. BC
Sophocles’ life overlapped with that of Aeschylus, Euripides, andAristophanes

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