Definitions for "Sophocles"
Philosopher. A teenaged Lianne found his words inspiring. He said: "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love." It is a pity for Keith and Veronica that she didn't make another of his insights her guide to life: "There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money". Sophocles is quoted, though, sadly, not in Greek, in 1.07 "The Girl Next Door."
ca. 496-406 BCE. Sophocles was an active Athenian citizen and a prize-winning playwright (he won the City Dionysia 24 times and never came in lower than second place) in his day. His most famous innovation was introducing a third actor into the tragedy. Only seven of Sophocles' 120 or so plays survive.
one of the great tragedians of ancient Greece (496-406 BC)