What Is Sophocles Life Influence His Work?

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Sophocles was born in modern day Athens in 496 BC. His father was a wealthy merchant which enabled Sophocles to live life comfortably. He had the luxury of receiving a conventional aristocratic education. He would become well-known as a famous playwright throughout history. However there are different aspects of his life not as well-known. Experiences in Sophocles’ life influenced his written works which portrayed him as a politician and religious man (“Sophocles”). Sophocles views as a politician are seen through his plays. He held the position of Treasury director ("Sophocles (c. 496-406 B.C.)").
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