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Playwright (c. 496 BC — 406 BC)


Ann G. Batchelder. The Seal of Orestes: Self-Reference and Authority in Sophocles' Electra. Rowman & Littlefield. 1994. 163pp.

Josh Beer. Sophocles and the Tragedy of Athenian Democracy. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2004. 190pp.

Mary Whitlock Blundell. Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics. Cambridge University Press. 1989. 298pp.

Felix Budelmann. The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication and Involvement. Cambridge University Press. 2000. 297pp.

I. J. F. de Jong; Albert Rijksbaron. Sophocles and the Greek Language: Aspects of Diction, Syntax and Pragmatics. E. J. Brill. 2005. 267pp.

Jasper Griffin (editor). Sophocles Revisited: Essays Presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones. Oxford University Press. 1999. 343pp.

R. Drew Griffith. The Theatre of Apollo: Divine Justice and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1996. 147pp.

Bernard M. W. Knox. The Heroic Temper: Studies in Sophoclean Tragedy. University of California Press. 1983. 224pp.

Andreas Markantonatos. Tragic Narrative: A Narratological Study of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus. Walter de Gruyter. 2002. 296pp.

Siegfried Melchinger. Sophocles. Ungar. 1974. 184pp.

Richard Minadeo. The Thematic Sophocles. Hakkert. 1994. 198pp.

Don Nardo. Readings on Sophocles. Greenhaven Press. 1996. 176pp.

Kirk Ormand. Exchange and the Maiden: Marriage in Sophoclean Tragedy. University of Texas Press. 1999. 219pp.

Mark Ringer. Electra and the Empty Urn: Metatheater and Role Playing in Sophocles. UNC Press. 1998. 253pp.

Ruth Scodel. Sophocles. Twayne. 1984. 155pp.

Shirley Darcus Sullivan. Sophocles' Use of Psychological Terminology: Old and New. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1999. 283pp.

Thomas Bertram Lonsdale Webster. An Introduction to Sophocles. Clarendon Press. 1936. 202pp.

Cedric Hubbell Whitman. Sophocles: A Study of Heroic Humanism. Harvard University Press. 1951. 292pp.

R. P. Winnington-Ingram. Sophocles: An Interpretation. Cambridge University Press. 1980. 346pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1371)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.225)

  9. Greek and Latin Authors 800BC-1000AD (pp.397-402)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.967)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.460)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.641)

  13. Who's Who in the Greek World (pp.225-27)

  14. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.789-90)

  15. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.445)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.42)

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