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Well, we had an Aeschylus page, so we might as well add Sophocles.

Sophocles is one of four famous Greek playwrights whose plays (or some of them) have survived to this day (there's Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Euripides, and Sophocles).

Sophocles is most famous for writing tragedies like Oedipus Rex.

Oedipus is a bit like The Children of Húrin—this guy (named Oedipus) accidentally marries his mother and kills his father. He's at the top of the world—he's the ruler, everyone loves him, and he's got a beautiful and loving wife—until he finds out what he did. Once that happens, everything goes downhill and he basically pokes out his eyes and goes around wandering in wildernesses, sort of fing.*

So, if you've heard of the Oedipus complex...

* How did you know I've been reading Terry Pratchett?

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