Sophokles

Plaster cast of statue of Sophokles. Ashmolean Museum, Cast Gallery. Cast No. C141bAthenian playwright (about 495-406 BC). The most successful of the 5th-century tragedians, probably best known for his trilogy of plays about Oedipus.

Above: Plaster cast of statue of Sophokles. Ashmolean Museum, Cast Gallery. Cast No. C141b © Ashmolean Museum