), a comic poet of the middle comedy, was a native of Sicyon or of Thebes, and composed the following dramas (Suid. s. v.
) : Κιθαρῳδός
, Τυνδάρεως ἢ Αήδα
, but the other reading is more probably correct), and παρακαταθήκη
, to which must be added, from Athenaeus, Συντρέχοντες
, and Ἀνδροκλῆς
. Diogenes Laertius (2.120) refers to a play of Sophilus, entitled Γάμοι
, in which Stilpo was attacked; but the reading of the passage is very doubtful, and Meineke has shown reasons for supposing that the play referred to is the Γάμος
of Diphilus or of Philemon. Meineke also remarks that Σώφιλος
must not be confounded with Σόφιλος
, which was a different name : the father of the poet Sophocles was named Σόφιλος
There are very few fragments of Sophilus remaining.
The time at which he flourished is supposed by Meineke to have been about Ol. 108, B. C. 348. (Meineke, Frag. Com. Graec.
vol. i. pp. 424-426, vol. iii. pp. 581-584; Ed. Min., p. 794, &c.)