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Sophocles(Encyclopedia)Sophocles sf´klz [key], c.496 BC–406 BC, Greek tragic dramatist, younger contemporary of Aeschylus and older contemporary of Euripides, b. Colonus, near Athens. A man of wealth, charm, and ge...
Antigone(Encyclopedia)Antigone ntg´n [key], in Greek mythology, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. In Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, she and her sister Ismene follow their father into exile at Colonus. When her brot...
Watson, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Watson, Thomas, 1557?–1592, English poet and scholar. He translated into Latin the Antigone of Sophocles and the Aminta of Tasso and wrote The Hecatompathia; or, Passionate Century of Love (1582), o...
Lycurgus(Encyclopedia)Lycurgus, c.396–c.325 BC, one of the Ten Attic Orators of the Alexandrian canon; pupil of Isocrates. A capable and honored public official, he administered the state finances from 338 to 326 BC and ...
Euripides(Encyclopedia)Euripides yoorp´dz [key], 480 or 485–406 BC, Greek tragic dramatist, ranking with Aeschylus and Sophocles. Born in Attica, he lived in Athens most of his life, though he spent much time on ...
Oedipus(Encyclopedia)Oedipus d´ps, ´d– [key], in Greek legend, son of Laius, king of Thebes, and his wife, Jocasta. Laius had been warned by an oracle that he was fated to be killed by his own son; he theref...
Philoctetes(Encyclopedia)Philoctetes flkt´tz [key], in Greek mythology, son of Poias. He acquired, by gift, the bow and arrow of Hercules by lighting the pyre on which the hero was consumed alive. On his way to the T...
Deutsches Theater(Encyclopedia)Deutsches Theater doi´chs tä´tr [key], German private theater organization founded in 1883. Under its first director, Adolph L'Arronge, the Deutsches merged with the Freie Bühne (Otto Brahm,...
Plumptre, Edward Hayes(Encyclopedia)Plumptre, Edward Hayes plmp´tr [key], 1821–91, English clergyman and classical scholar. At King's College, London, he was chaplain (1847–68), professor of pastoral theology (1853–63), and p...
Palmer, George Herbert(Encyclopedia)Palmer, George Herbert, 1842–1933, American educator, philosopher, and author, b. Boston, grad. Harvard, 1864, Andover Theological Seminary, 1870, studied (1867–69) in Europe. He became tutor in G...
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