"Oedipus the King" is one of the most famous Greek tragedies and its plot is based on the myth about Oedipus. This tragedy is considered one of the best tragedies regarding plot and fable organization - dating from Aristotle era. Like in many other dramatic and epic works everything starts "in media res" - in the […]
Sophocles (495 - 406 B.C.) was born near Athena and he came from a wealthy family. He was a play writer and one of the three great tragedians next to Aeschylus and Euripides.
Even though he was a poet he was vividly involved in political business.
He wrote over hundred tragedies and only seven were saved: Oedipus the King, Antigone, Electra, Ajax, The Trachiniae, Epigoni, Oedipus on Colonus.
He introduced the third character into the plays and he placed a man, passion and action into the center of the plot and also he let go of the mythical Greek world.