Mark Cartwright
published on 28 September 2013
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A bust of Sophocles (497/6 - 406 BCE) the Greek tragic poet and author of such masterpieces of Greek Tragedy as 'Oedipus the King'. Second half of the 1st century BCE. (Vatican Museums, Rome)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, September 28). Sophocles. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Sophocles." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 28, 2013.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Sophocles." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Sep 2013. Web. 20 Oct 2021.