Definition of Sophocles in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsäfəˌklēz/
(Circa 496–406 bc), Greek playwright. His seven surviving plays are notable for their complexity of plot and depth of characterization and for their examination of the relationship between mortals and the divine order. Notable plays: Antigone and Oedipus Rex (also called Oedipus Tyrannus).

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Syllabification: Soph·o·cles

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