Aristotle, Poetics 3.1448a25

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ὥστε τῆι μὲν ὁ αὐτὸς ἂν εἴη μιμητὴς Ὁμήρωι Σοφοκλῆς, μιμοῦνται γὰρ ἄμφω σπουδαίους, τῆι δὲ Ἀριστοφάνει, πράττοντας γὰρ μιμοῦνται καὶ δρῶντας ἄμφω.

So that, in one respect, Sophocles imitates in the same way as Homer, for they both imitate men who are better, but in another respect, he imitates like Aristophanes, for they both imitate people in action and doing things.

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