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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
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Eulogy on Sophocles

By Phrynichus (Fifth Century B.C.)

  • Phrynichus, the comic poet, is best known to us for his tender tribute to Sophocles! It will be remembered that even Aristophanes, in the ‘Frogs,’ dares not ridicule for a moment the lamented and popular tragic poet.

  • FORTUNATE Sophocles! His life was long,—

    An artist still, and happy, to the last.

    Many the noble tragedies he wrought

    Blessed his end. No sorrow he endured.