Sophocles Timeline

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  • c. 496 BCE - c. 406 BCE
    Life of Greek tragedy poet Sophocles.
  • 468 BCE
    Sophocles wins his first tragedy competition (title unknown).
  • 443 BCE - 442 BCE
    Sophocles is one of the state treasurers in Athens.
  • c. 442 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Antigone' is first performed.
  • c. 441 BCE
    Sophocles is one of the Athenian generals involved in surpressing the revolt on the island of Samos.
  • 429 BCE - 420 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Oedipus the King' is first performed.
  • 413 BCE
    Sophocles is part of a ten-man council to debate action following Athens' disastrous Sicilian Expedition.
  • 409 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Philoctetes' is first performed.
  • 401 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Oedipus at Colonus' is first performed.
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