Friday, February 10, 2012

Sophocles, Aeschylus, & Euripides

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Sophocles work is considered the pinnacle of the Freek tragedy. He stared as an actor but he was unable to continue due to the problems with his voice. Sophocles created the cult of the god Asclepius in 240 BCE. He wrote around 123 plays for the Arthenian theatre, and won 24 festivals.

Aeschylus was born near Athens. In the village Eleusis in 525 BCE. He was the first of the three classical play rights of 5th century Athens. He wrote between 60 and 90 plays. Aeschylus died in 456 BCE.

Euripides was born in 485 BCE, in Phyletic. He was friends with Sophocles. He wrote 92 plays


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