could be made into a pair of comic trimeters, e.g.
ei) me\n *sofokle/hs ei)mi/, parafronoi=m' a)\n ou)/:
ei) d' au)= parafronw=, *sofokle/hs ou)k ei)/m' e)gw/.
This would fit into a burlesque forensic speech, in the style of the new rhetoric, which the comedy may have put into the mouth of Sophocles. As though, in a modern comedy, the pedagogue should say,—"If I am Doctor X., I am not fallible; if I am fallible, I am not Doctor X.". The words are quoted in the anonymous Life of Sophocles as being recorded by Satyrus, a Peripatetic who lived about 200 B.C., and left a collection of biographies. His work appears to have been of a superficial character, and uncriticalThe literary vestiges of this Satyrus will be found in Müller, Fragm. Hist. III. 159 ff.. The incident of the trial, as he found it in a comedy of the time of Sophocles, would doubtless have found easy acceptance at his hands. From Satyrus, directly or indirectly, the story was probably derived by Cicero and later writer