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Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, Introduction (search)
ften elsewhere, the phrase, ‘they say,’ is not an expression of doubt, but an indication that the story was found in several writers. We know the names of at least two writers in whose works such a tradition would have been likely to occur. One of them is Satyrus (c. 200 B.C.), whose collection of biographies was used by the author of the Life of SophoclesSee Introduction to the Oed. Col., § 18, p. xli. J. S. III.3; the other—also quoted in the Life—is Carystius of Pergamum, who lived about 110 B.C., and wrote a book, *peri\ didaskaliw=n—‘Chronicles of the Stage’—which Athenaeus cites. At the time when these works —and there were others of a similar kind—were compiled, old and authentic lists of Athenian plays, with their dates, appear to have been extant in such libraries as those of Alexandria and Pergamum. When, therefore, we meet with a tradition,—dating at least from the second century B.C.,—which affirms that the strategia of Sophocles was due to his Antigone, o