Diodorus of Sicily, The Library of History 13.103.4 (3.161.9 Vogel) = T 85 Radt

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M = reading of the whole MS tradition
m = reading of part of the MS tradition
P = reading on a papyrus

περὶ δὲ τὸν αὐτὸν χρόνον ἐτελεύτησε Σοφοκλῆς ὁ Σοφίλου Σοφίλου Meursius: θεοφίλου M, ποιητὴς τραγωιδιῶν, ἔτη βιώσας ἐνενήκοντα, νίκας δ’ ἔχων ὀκτωκαίδεκα. φασὶ δὲ τὸν ἄνδρα τοῦτον τὴν ἐσχάτην τραγωιδίαν εἰσαγαγόντα καὶ νικήσαντα χαρᾶι περιπεσεῖν ἀνυπερβλήτωι, δι’ ἣν καὶ τελευτῆσαι. Ἀπολλόδωρος FGrHist 244 F 35 δ’ ὁ τὴν χρονικὴν σύνταξιν πραγματευσάμενος φησι καὶ τὸν Εὐριπίδην κατὰ τὸν αὐτὸν ἐνιαυτὸν τελευτῆσαι· τινὲς δὲ λέγουσι παρ’ Ἀρχελάωι τῶι βασιλεῖ Μακεδόνων κατὰ τὴν χώραν ἐξελθόντα κυσὶ περιπεσεῖν καὶ διασπασθῆναι μικρῶι πρόσθεν τούτων τῶν χρόνων.

At about the same time (406/5), Sophocles the son of Sophilus died, a tragic poet, who lived ninety years and won eighteen victories. They say that this man, when he put on his final tragedy and was victorious, keeled over because of his extreme joy, on account of which he actually died. Apollodorus, the composer of the annals, says that Euripides, too, died in the same year. But some say that while he was at the court of Archelaus, king of the Macedonians, he went out into the countryside and was set upon and dismembered by dogs a little before this time.

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