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(Σωσιφάνης; Sōsiphánēs).

[German version]

[1] Tragedian, died 336/333 or 324/321 BC

S. of Syracuse, tragedian (TrGF I 92), died 336/333 or 324/321 BC. The Suda (σ 863) credits him with 73 plays and 7 victories. Meléagros is attested as a title. Inclusion in the Pleiad of tragic poets (TrGF T 1) relates to S. [2].

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[2] Tragedian, born 306/5 BC

Tragedian (TrGF I 103), born 306/5 BC, numbered among the Pleiad of tragic poets.

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Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Sosiphanes”, 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 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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