Definition: Second great
Greek playwright. Wrote 120 plays, of which only seven
survive. He introduced the Third Actor. Before, only two
characters had been onstage at the same time. The
introduction of the Third Actor meant that interaction
between more than two characters take place. This might not
seem like much today, but it was a huge development back
then. Among his famous plays are Oedipus Rex and
Antigone. Sophocles won 24 First Prizes at the City
Dionysia, the annual drama Festival in Athens.
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