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Headword: Σοφοκλῆς
Adler number: sigma,817
Translated headword: Sophocles, Sophokles
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Athenian, tragedian and lyric poet, descendant of the ancient [Sophocles].[1] He was born after the Pleias, that is after the 7 tragedians who were also named Pleias.[2] Plays of his [number] 15.
Greek Original:
Σοφοκλῆς, Ἀθηναῖος, τραγικὸς καὶ λυρικός, ἀπόγονος τοῦ παλαιοῦ. γέγονε δὲ μετὰ τὴν Πλειάδα, ἤτοι μετὰ τοὺς ζ# τραγικοὺς οἵτινες ὠνομάσθησαν καὶ Πλειάς. δράματα αὐτοῦ ιε#.
Notes:
See generally Lexicon of Greek Personal Names ii [Attica] s.v. Sophocles nos. 20-21.
[1] sigma 815.
[2] Pleias (the singular of Pleiades, the constellation; pi 1729) was used for each of seven best Alexandrian tragic poets. For this group cf. alpha 1127, delta 1169, lambda 827, omicron 253, sigma 860, sigma 863, tau 894, phi 358.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Wm. Blake Tyrrell on 29 September 2003@21:03:03.
Vetted by:
Wm. Blake Tyrrell on 1 October 2003@01:25:02.
David Whitehead (augmented headword; modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 1 October 2003@04:36:25.
David Whitehead (added primary note) on 30 December 2013@08:19:59.

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