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Antigone Lesson Plan

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Sophocles was an ancient Greek dramatist who lived and died in Athens at the height of its democracy. It is estimated that he was born in 496 BC and died in 406 BC. Although relatively little is known about Sophocles' biography, it is clear that he was the son of a wealthy merchant and was extremely well-educated, as were all wealthy men in the Athens of antiquity. When Sophocles was

Along with Aeschylus and Euripedes, he is considered to be one of the great playwrights of ancient Greece. When Sophocle was in his twenties, he won the top prize at the annual Dionysian theatrical festival in Athens, defeating Aeschylus and rising to prominence as a playwright as a result. Euripedes...

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