Essay on Sophocles ' Antigone By Sophocles

1226 Words Jul 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Sophocles were an ancient Greek during the time of c. 497/6 – winter 406/5 BC, =. He was one of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or about the same time with those of Euripides. Sophocles have only 7 plays that are still conversed upon during the 21st century, but it was said he wrote 123 plays throughout his lifetime. The three of the ancient Greek artists’ competed with each other a lot in the competitions that were held. Sophocles winning the most, of course; Aeschylus won 14 and was frequently defeated by Sophocles. Euripides won only 4 of those competitions. Sophocles were born into a wealthy and well educated family, his father was an armor manufacturer. It is unclear to what year Sophocles was born in but most likely it was 467/6 BC. Sophocles died at the age of ninety or ninety-one in the winter of 406/5 BC. Antigone is one of his most famous pieces of art. Antigone and her family would’ve experienced life way different if they lived in today’s society.

Leadership itself is a skill that not everybody is blessed with; it’s also a characteristic that can be taught. During the play, Antigone shows a bit of leadership when she takes the initiative to travel to Thebes to settle her brother’s disputes. Not only then does her leadership skill shine; not stopping there, she continues by wanting to give her brother the proper burial. “Thus my lot appears not sad, but…

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