The very popular and intriguing Oedipus Rex’ author is Sophocles. I would say that Sophocles was a “Pre-Modern Man” because of his attitude towards a world of awe. In the said play, Sophocles introduced the explicit version of life and reality – showing that death and suffering are normal parts of life. The way he thought even at his young age explained this claim. He was born in 497/6 at Colonus. In his youth Sophocles was given prizes for athletics and for his school work. It was said that his dramatic career started in 468, when he won his first victory with the Triptolemus. This first victory coincided with his first production.
Moreover, the evidences show that Sophocles was interested in the theoretical as well as the practical side of dramatic art. He wrote books that served as treaties as to how to write tragedies. He also founded a leading company in Athens during his time that served as training ground for dramatists and to those people who have the passion in dramatic art.