Sophocles

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From Ancient Greek Σοφοκλῆς ‎(Sophoklês).

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Sophocles

  1. A Greek dramatic poet (ca.495 BC – 406 BC); Sophocles was one of the three greatest Greek tragedians. In the Athenian dramatic competitions of the Festival of Dionysus, he won more first prizes (around 20) than any other playwright, and placed second in all others he participated in. He is best remembered for his Oedipus Cycle of plays.
  2. A male given name, mostly representing transliteration of the modern Greek Σοφοκλής ‎(Sofoklís).

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