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Biography of Sophocles

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495 B. C – Sophocles was born in the rural deme (small community) of Colonus Hippius in Attica, which would later become a setting for his plays on this year.

 443/2 - Sophocles served as one of the Hellenotamiai, or treasurers of Athena on this century, helping to manage the finances of the city during the political ascendancy of Pericles.  441/0 - Sophocles was also elected by the Athenian people as one of the ten generals on this century, during which Sophocles participated in the crushing of the revolt of Samos, though his contemporaries did not consider him a great politician or general.

 420 B. C - Sophocles welcomed and set up an altar for the icon of Asclepius at his house, when the deity was introduced in Athens on this year.

 413 B.

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