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11) chorus, in Greek drama. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...in number. Aeschylus began with a chorus of 50, but the number was soon decreased to 12. Sophocles used a chorus of 15. In the 3d cent. B.C. the comic chorus contained...

12) Ajax. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...the disappointment of Ajax was so great that he went mad and committed suicide. The Ajax of Sophocles deals with the madness and death of the great warrior. Ajax...

13) Partch, Harry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...several stage works, including, in 1952, music for William Butler Yeats's adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus....

14) drama, Western. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...the invention of tragedy. Eventually, Aeschylus introduced a second actor to the drama and Sophocles a third, Sophocles' format being continued by Euripides, the...

15) irony. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...in the play are ignorant. The most sustained example of dramatic irony is undoubtedly Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, in which Oedipus searches to find the murderer of the...

16) tragedy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The most famous ancient tragedies are probably the Oresteia (a trilogy) of Aeschylus, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Euripides' Trojan Women. 3In his definitive analysis...

17) Oedipus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...the murderer of Laius. Through a series of painful revelations, brilliantly dramatized by Sophocles in Oedipus Rex, the king learned the truth and in an agony of...

18) Greek literature, ancient. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...developed by three of the greatest dramatists in the history of the theater, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Equally exalted was the foremost exponent of Attic...

19) Orestes, in Greek mythology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...the Oresteia, Aeschylus dramatized his vengeance and expiation. The story was also used by Sophocles and Euripides....

20) Heaney, Seamus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...translator, his works in this genre including the medieval Irish Sweeney Astray (1984), Sophocles's Philoctetes (tr. The Cure at Troy, 1990), the highly acclaimed...

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