Sophocles

biographical name
Soph·​o·​cles | \ ˈsä-fə-ˌklēz How to pronounce Sophocles (audio) \

Definition of Sophocles

circa 496–406 b.c. Greek dramatist

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Sophoclean \ ˌsä-​fə-​ˈklē-​ən How to pronounce Sophocles (audio) \ adjective

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“Sophocles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sophocles. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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