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Sophocles Ajax
Ajax is the earliest (maybe) Sophoclean play still in existence. He allegedly said that during this period he was trying to write like Aeschylus.
Sophocles Antigone
Creon, the king of Thebes, forbids the burial of those who rebelled against his rule. Antigone, soon to marry Creon's son, disobeys this edict to bury her brother Polyneices.
Sophocles Electra
It is extremely difficult to read this play without thinking of the middle portion of Aeschylus' trilogy.
Sophocles Oedipus Trilogy
The Oedipus Trilogy was originally written by Sophocles and is meant to be told in a story-telling fashion.
Sophocles Philoctetes
This play also engages on of the great controversies of its time: nature vs. nurture.
Sophocles The Trachiniae
In Greek this play is known as "the women of Trachis," and refers to the identity of the chorus.

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