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SOPHOCLES.
Sophocles  --  Antigone
  one of the great tragedians of ancient Greece (496-406 BC)
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  • SOPHOCLES.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Saying, I remember Sophocles?
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • He refers to four passages in The Iliad and to one in Sophocles’ Ajax.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Plato, Sophocles, Homer, Dryden, Coleridge, Shelley, Shaw.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars

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  • Sophocles’ plays of Oedipus and his doomed clan show up over and over again in all sorts of variations.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • This is where the great tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed during the time of Socrates.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Now, I made for Madame Marguerite of Flanders, that famous epithalamium, as you know, and the city will not pay me, under the pretext that it was not excellent; as though one could give a tragedy of Sophocles for four crowns!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Meanwhile I will read, as soon as I am settled in Christminster, the books I have not been able to get hold of here: Livy, Tacitus, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes—
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • I only performed in a few dramas, but I had one memorable role: that of Creon, the king of Thebes, in Sophocles’ Antigone.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • If Polybus hadn’t taken in the young Oedipus, Sophocles wouldn’t have written his most beautiful tragedy!
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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  • That wisdom, which seems to have been unavailable to Chaucer, or Dante, or Catullus, or Sophocles, or Shakespeare, or Dickens, is still with us, and, in 1969 it placed an inordinate burden on African American writers.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • As for the poets, they have Aristophanes, Homer, Euripides, and Sophocles of Aldus’s edition; and for historians, Thucydides, Herodotus, and Herodian.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • Euphorion was first, Sophocles second, Euripides third, with Medea t Philoctetes, Dictys, and the Harvesters, a Satyr-play.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • The Roman Martius has conquered Athens—all but the invincible spirits of Sophocles, the duke of Athens, and Dorigen, his wife.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • His mental palate, indeed, was rather pagan, and found a savouriness in a quotation from Sophocles or Theocritus that was quite absent from any text in Isaiah or Amos.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • "Wasn’t it Sophocles,’ he asked, "who prayed for the time when he would be delivered from the wild beast of passion that devoured his heart-strings?’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • It would be better to breed horses and live in one of those red villas than to run in and out of the skulls of Sophocles and Euripides like a maggot, with a high-minded wife, one of those University women.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • But I cannot admit that the class represented by Eschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Euripides, Shakespear, Goethe, Ibsen, and Tolstoy, not to mention our own contemporary playwrights, is as much in place in Mr Redford’s office as a pickpocket is in Bow Street.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • For when at last I came back to my bedroom, it looked small, untidy; and I would ride the waves of these fragmentary feelings—repeat these scraps of talk—say it all over to myself—what I said—what he said—and next morning would still be going over it as I read my Sophocles for Miss Case.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • SOPHOCLES OEDIPUS THE KING Translation by F. Storr, BA Formerly Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge From the Loeb Library Edition Originally published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA and William Heinemann Ltd, London First published in 1912 ARGUMENT To Laius, King of Thebes, an oracle foretold that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • This one advertised itself with names carved in the granite frieze above its broad front: HOMER, HERODOTUS, SOPHOCLES, PLATO, ARISTOTLE, DEMOSTHENES, CICERO, VERGIL.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He knew some of Ben Jonson’s poems, including the fine Hymn to Diana, "Queen and huntress, chaste and fair," and the great tribute to Shakespeare which lifted his hair at "…. But call forth thundering Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles to us.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • …America, Old chants, Egyptian priests, and those of Ethiopia, The Hindu epics, the Grecian, Chinese, Persian, The Biblic books and prophets, and deep idyls of the Nazarene, The Iliad, Odyssey, plots, doings, wanderings of Eneas, Hesiod, Eschylus, Sophocles, Merlin, Arthur, The Cid, Roland at Roncesvalles, the Nibelungen, The troubadours, minstrels, minnesingers, skalds, Chaucer, Dante, flocks of singing birds, The Border Minstrelsy, the bye-gone ballads, feudal tales, essays, plays,…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The tragedy about him, by Sophocles, was first performed here.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It was a translation of Sophocles’Oedipus.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Besides, how many engineers read Sophocles?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • She walked over to the bookshelves and took down Sophocles’Oedipus.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • _ Stay, Sophocles—with this, tie up my sight; Let not soft nature so transformed be, And lose her gentler sexed humanity, To make me see my lord bleed.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • It was apparently with this in mind that he picked up a translation of Sophocles’Oedipus.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • So, ’tis well; Never one object underneath the sun Will I behold before my Sophocles: Farewell; now teach the Romans how to die.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Does Sophocles actually say any of these things?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • You see, Sophocles is writing this not only at the end of his life but at the end of the fifth century B.c., which is to say at the end of the period of Athenian greatness.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The beauty of the latter inflames Martius, and he seeks to save her husband; but Sophocles will not ask his life, although assured, that a word will save him, and the execution of both proceeds.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • When Sophocles is a very old man, he finally writes the middle third of his Theban trilogy of plays, Oedipus at Colonus (406 B.c.), in which the old and frail Oedipus arrives at Colonus and receives the protection of the Athenian king, Theseus.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Called Jokasta in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • ] [Footnote 314: Bonduca, Sophocles, the Mad Lover, and Double Marriage.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Quite lucky for Sophocles, if catastrophic for poor Oedipus.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Two and a half millennia ago Sophocles wrote a little play called Oedipus Rex.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Sophocles uses the heart to mean the center of emotion within the body, as do Dante, Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell, Hallmark …. all the great writers.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • And of course divine wrath is the order of the day at the beginning of Sophocles’ play.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Now neither Camus’s nor Sophocles’ use is particularly subtle or hard to get, but in their overt way they teach us how other writers may use illness when it is less central.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In Oedipus Rex Sophocles has Thebes hit by various plagues—withered crops, stillborn children, the works—but here as in general use, plague carries with it the implication of bubonic.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • (I think that Sophocles, for one, noted this feat of brinkmanship in a single line.) Now we have the well-known episode of the footbath during which Eurykleia recognizes Odysseus by his scar, but he throttles her and keeps her quiet.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • At the end of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, the king blinds himself, which is very definitely a kind of marking—of atonement, guilt, and contrition—and one that he will wear throughout the subsequent play, Oedipus at Colonus.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In harmony with this delight in personal advantages, there is in their plays a certain heroic cast of character and dialogue,—as in Bonduca, Sophocles, the Mad Lover, the Double Marriage,[314]—wherein the speaker is so earnest and cordial, and on such deep grounds of character, that the dialogue, on the slightest additional incident in the plot, rises naturally into poetry.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • She’s named for the great tragic character from Sophocles’ drama Oedipus the King (ca.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Left alone in the great house, father shut in his study at the top, Lizzie polishing brass stair rods, another maid doing bedrooms, Shag asleep on his mat, while Sophie, I suppose, stood at the back door taking in joints, milk, vegetables from tradespeople in their little carts, I mounted to my room; spread my Liddell and Scott upon the table, and settled down to read Plato, or to make out some scene in Euripides or Sophocles for Clara Pater, or Janet Case.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Well, I see that John Moore, in his recent excellent version of Sophocles’ Ajax, (The Complete Greek Tragedies, ed.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • This old proverb is quoted by Sophocles, (Fragm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • ] End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of The Oedipus Trilogy, by Sophocles END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE OEDIPUS TRILOGY This file should be named 31. txt or 31. zip This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: http://www. gutenberg.org/3/31/
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
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