Sophocles and Aeschylus are next largest tragedian Euripides' ancient Greek. Born in 495 years BC in Attica in the rich merchant family. At age 16, elected to the contract, the choir boys victory at Salamis. He was an actor and creator of drama. First came to the profession Dionysian in the age of 28 years and once awarded the first prize by beating up the Aeschylus. Sophocles was also a priest, Alcona, and Asklepios, and served several positions in the public service in the administration of Athens (twice a strategist), and was the treasurer of the Confederation Delijskiej. Both in life and after his death he was revered as a hero by fellow citizens. The flowering of his art took place in the reign of his friend Pericles. Sophocles is the author of many innovation stage - added to the tragedy of the third actor, brought to the stage scenery and moved away from the tragic trilogy (three tragedies that tell a story) in the direction of treatment for each tragedy as a closed whole.