Sunday, 20 March 2011

Success is dependent on effort


“Success is dependent on effort”




  • One of three Greek playwrights, who wrote tragedies, whose plays have survived
  • The Suda, a 10th century encyclopaedia, states that Sophocles wrote 123 plays during his life, but only seven have survived intact:
    Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian Women, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.
  • Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the dramatic competitions of Athens, For almost 50 years
  • He is reported as winning 24 of approximately 30 competitions never came lower than second.
  • Sophocles has a crater on the surface of Mercury named after him.


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