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Sophron
(861 words)

(Σώφρων/Sṓphrōn).

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[1] Poet, 2nd half of the 5th cent. BC

from Syracuse. According to Suda σ 893, approximately contemporaneous with (Arta)Xerxes in Persia and Euripides in Athens, i.e. from the 2nd half of the 5th cent. BC. This is in keeping with the traditional belief that his son Xenarchus composed a mime that referred to a historical event occurring in 394 or 389 BC (fr. 1; 4 Olivieri; [1. 59]). S. became famous for his mimoi, quasi-dramatic dialogues or monologues in a …

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Furley, William D. (Heidelberg) and Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Sophron”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1117350>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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