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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.


By Susarion (Sixth Century B.C.)

  • Susarion, the father of Attic comedy, is assigned to the sixth century B.C. He survives only in one brief passage of doubtful authenticity, which however strikes a note most characteristic of his guild in every age.

  • HEAR, oh ye people! This Susarion saith,

    Son of Philinus out of Megara:—

    We cannot without evil have a home:

    For both to wed, and not to wed, are ill!