But for now, Sophocles' modern reputation rests on the seven surviving plays: Ajax, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus the King, The Trachinae, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. Originally produced around 445 B.C., Ajax tells the story of ...
Author: Regina Higgins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Literary Criticism
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