Sophocles is one of the three Greek tragedians whose work has survived to the present day. His best-known work is the play Oedipus the King. His other surviving plays include Oedipus at Colonus, Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes. Of another one, The Progeny, no more than a few lines have survived.

Tropes present in the works of Sophocles include:

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