Virginia Woolf, however, did read Greek; she was translating Sophocles while she was writing Mrs. Dalloway.
Aeschylus wrote some 90 plays and Sophocles about 120; seven from each of them have survived.
Manifold the wonders,” said Sophocles, “nothing towers more wondrous than man!
The expedition was under the command of Eurymedon and Sophocles.
I hear the nightingales' sweet song In answer to the song of Sophocles!
And nineteen of his plays have survived to our own day as against seven each of Aeschylus and Sophocles.
Yet I do not think that Sophocles meant to produce that effect.
The finest life-size statue which remains from the Greeks is that of Sophocles, of which we give a picture (Fig. 68).
Almost every play of Sophocles, which is now extant, was one of his masterpieces.
Sophocles, among other writers, says that Calchas died there.